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Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 25 to 29 December 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 25th to 29th December 2017



40 Homes Evacuated As Bushfire Threatens Melbourne Suburb



Extreme cold in Toronto smashes 57-year-old temperature record



Chilean mudslide death toll climbs to 16



Indonesia's Sinabung volcano erupts again

Sinabung volcano eruption on Dec 27 was biggest this year: Indonesian disaster mitigation agency



Overnight 4.2 earthquake hits northern Iran leaving 1 dead, more than 70 injured

Moderate earthquake kills one person, injures 57 in Iran



Wildfire: One dead, five injured in forest fire


The Philippines

Tropical Storm Trembin leaves more than 200 dead in landslides and flash floods

Philippines storm death toll tops 200, tens of thousands displaced

Heavy rains cause landslides, flooding in Bicol



Child killed, 70,000 left without power as Poland hit by strong winds on Christmas Eve



Turkey experiencing worst drought in 44 years: Minister


The United Kingdom

Overnight snow causes power cuts and disruption in region

Thousands left without power as snowstorm engulfs Oxfordshire

Disruption at UK airports as wintry weather strands hundreds



Mass evacuations in southern Vietnam as Typhoon Tembin nears


Other items of interest

Humidity Is the Real Heat-Wave Threat

Christmas wildfires: How climate change puts California at risk all year round

Climate science and policy frameworks

India-Russia coordinated action on DRR

India: Disasters mostly occur at specific times (study)

How invasive weeds can make wildfires hotter and more frequent

Unequal protection: Climate change and the acceleration of global inequality

Bangladesh: Review of earthquake contingency plan of Dhaka City Corporation



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 18 to 22 December 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 18th to 22nd December 2017



Storms leave 25,000 homes still without power in Victoria

Floods, outages and cars trashed as storms lash Melbourne



Deadly mudslide in Chile kills 4, destroys small village

Chile mudslide kills 11

11 killed, 15 missing in Chile mudslide



India unveils anti-smog cannon in fight against Delhi pollution

Delhi Pollution: City To Tussle For Next 48 Hours More



668 Homes Damaged by West Java Earthquakes

Java earthquake kills at least three people and damages buildings

Three dead after 6.5-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Java island



5.2 magnitude earthquake leaves 1 killed, 97 casualties



Landslides kill 26 in storm-hit Philippine province

Deadly tropical storm hits eastern Philippines

Tropical Storm Kills 30, and Nearly 90,000 Flee to Shelters in the Philippines

More Than 30 Dead After Tropical Depression Kai-Tak Brings Flooding Rain, Landslides to the Philippines

Philippine storm death toll rises to 31, 49 missing

Ferry carrying 238 passengers and crew sinks off the Philippines


The United Arab Emirates

Heavy rain, floods lead to 581 accidents in Dubai


The United States of America

Break in winds helps California battle historic wildfire

Heavy rains cause flooding, havoc on Maui, Big Isle


Other items of interest

The year is 2037. This is what happens when the hurricane hits Miami

Wildfires in California add to 'horrific year' of disaster losses (£)

Puerto Rico Orders Review and Recount of Hurricane Deaths

One hundred days after the hurricane, it's business as usual in the British Virgin Islands

Hurricanes and wildfires in the US send global disaster damage bill soaring to $306bn

An Integrated Approach to Prevention: The Links between Prevention, the 2030 Agenda, and Sustaining Peace

'Building back better', key to reducing disaster risk

Preliminary sigma estimates for 2017: global insured losses of USD 136 billion are third highest on sigma records

Taking matters into own hands: disaster risk insurance in the Pacific

As wild weather hits crops, Ethiopian women turn to savings

2017 remains on track to be among 3 hottest years on record

'Ticking time bomb' as Pacific children bear mental scars of climate disasters

Climate change will displace millions in coming decades. Nations should prepare now to help them

Adaptation Futures 2018 Call for Abstracts (8 Dec 2017 - 15 January 2018

New Zealand: Empowering communities to act in a disaster can save lives

Niger floods: Prevention is better than cure



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 11 to 15 December 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin – 11th to 15th December 2017



Violent Storm Triggers 133,000 Lightning Strikes in Just 2 Hours On Australian Coast



Volcanic Ash Forces Lombok Airport to Suspend All Flights

Ash billows from Bali volcano in fresh volley of activity



No. of injured of 6.2-Richter quake in Kerman province climbs to 29

55 injured in 6.1-magnitude quake in Kerman, Iran

Strong Earthquake in Southeast Iran Injures 58: Official



Lightning causes power loss to 1,400 customers in Donegal



Snow in Europe triggers transport chaos

High winds, heavy snow wreak havoc in Europe


South Africa

Wine industry braces for effects of drought

At least 50 injured in Vaal 'tornado' scare

At least 300 left homeless by tornado in Midvaal



Flights diverted and red alerts issued as Storm Ana lashes Spain

Cyclone Ana sweeps across Spain


United Kingdom

Heavy snow and flooding hits homes, roads and rail

The roads closed in Wales because of snow and ice


The United States of America

New evacuations continue as massive Thomas fire flares up, moves into Santa Barbara County

California Wildfires Strengthened By Strong Winds

California wildfire bigger than New York city

7,400 IPL customers lose power due to high winds

California wildfires have destroyed 1,000 structures ... and counting


Other items of interest

Shocks, stresses and universal health coverage: pathways to address resilience and health

A Good Look: Big Companies Taking Major Action on Climate Change

Puerto Rico: Death toll from hurricane climbs to 64 with 2 ‘indirect deaths’

People living in cold regions at higher risk of cancer: Study

Drought kills 27 million more trees in California

Hurricane Harvey rainfall 'weighed 127bn tonnes'

Global warming made Hurricane Harvey deadly rains three times more likely, research reveals

What would an earthquake-proof city look like?

How fires are changing the tundra's face

Will Sri Lanka turn to SMS storm warnings after "night from hell"?

Building safer houses in Northern India

Vietnam: Inclusive community based disaster risk reduction assessment

Hurricanes expose vulnerabilities in Puerto Rico seismic network

Beyond our control: An alternative approach to climate change

Forest resilience declines in face of wildfires, climate change

In Jakarta, flood-hit slum residents aim for a higher, drier future

To prevent the next global crisis, don’t forget today’s small disasters

To test for climate disasters: Break, burn and throw stuff



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 04 to 08 December 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 04th to 08th December 2017


Heavy rains and floods in Western Greece lead to state of emergency



Cyclone Ockhi batters southwestern India, at least 14 dead

Cyclone Ockhi fallout: Hailstorm near Mumbai; schools shut

Cyclone Ockhi toll climbs to 36 in Kerala, 96 fishermen still missing

India and Sri Lanka players sick in smog-hit Test match in Delhi

Doctors say no to sport in Delhi as cricketers choke in smog



Tropical storm in Indonesia kills 20

More Bali flights cancelled on forecast of volcanic ash

China suspends flights from Bali to China due to volcanic ash: report

Bali's Mount Agung volcano spews two kms ash column



Malawi suffers blackouts as drought exposes 98% reliance on hydro power



Damage to 60 islands after extreme weather


South Africa

Level 6 water restrictions hit Cape Town - as well as a 'drought levy'


Sri Lanka

Severe weather kills 13 in Sri Lanka; cyclone Ockhi moving away



Floods force school closures in 11 provinces

Floods force airport closure


The United States of America

Chicago Weather: High winds cause damage as temps drop

Strong winds cause power outages

Thomas Fire: Thousands forced to evacuate Los Angeles area homes after blaze rapidly spreads

High winds are blanketing region, fueling fires across Southern California

Fire map: Updates on Southern California's big four

Dangerous wildfire erupts in Bel Air as blazes rage across southern California

California fires: Two people burned in new blaze


Other items of interest

Shocks, stresses and universal health coverage: Pathways to address resilience and health

Shocks, stresses and universal health coverage

Editorial - Monitoring progress towards planetary health

USGS on fire: It's not a matter of “if,” it's a matter of “more fire science data please!

Remove physical, cultural barriers; build inclusive societies 'for, by and with persons with disabilities' - UN

President presents awards for empowerment of persons with disabilities

UN environmental entities sign pact for climate action

UNISDR Agrees to Create Expert Group for Global Risk Assessment Framework

Space technologies key to risk reduction

A better understanding of geo-risks - focusing on the Andes

UNGGIM Mexico City Declaration: reinforcing use of geospatial technologies in implementing SDGs

Post-crisis urban planning: Lessons from Southeast Asia

Climate-smart agriculture is “common-sense agriculture”

Disaster zones could soon be salvaged by teams of smart devices - here's how

Tajikistan: How simple stones can protect hundreds of lives

Beyond wind speed: A new measure for predicting hurricane impacts

UGA researchers seek answer to personal hurricane evacuation decisions

United States: Arctic sea ice melt to exacerbate California droughts

JRC study of chemical accidents in the media during 2016-2017, for OECD

Heat-tolerant wheat can help farmers adapt to climate change

Let's make a deal for resilient cities


Back to top

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 11 to 30 November 2017


Firefighters have rescued more than 70 people as torrential rain caused widespread flooding and power blackouts across north-west England and north Wales (22-23rd November)


A tornado tore through Indonesia's East Java province on Wednesday, injuring at least 35 people and damaging 600 homes (22nd November)


Damaging thunderstorms and several tornadoes struck Middle Tennessee, USA (18th November)

Five people were injured in Manhattan this week after gusty winds sent pieces of scaffolding flying (19th November)


Flash floods caused by heavy overnight rain have killed at least 14 people and caused destruction in central Greece (15th November)


Delhi residents woke up to a blanket of thick grey smog as pollution levels reached 30 times the World Health Organization's recommended limit in some areas (7-12th November).


Typhoon Damrey caused serious flooding and strong winds in Vietnam 5-7th November

Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 06 to 10 November 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 06th to 10th November 2017



Severe NSW weather blows roofs from buildings, brings unseasonal snow and 'giant hail'

Coast hit by severe storm cell



Colombia mudslide: Three dead as Corinto town inundated

Four dead and 18 missing in Colombian mudslide



India: Death toll rises to 12 as monsoon rain tops 450 mm in Chennai

Toxic smog chokes New Delhi: Why has a pollution emergency been declared?  

Pollution emergency declared in New Delhi over toxic smog making residents vomit and suffer headaches



Strong winds kill 3, injure 5 in central Indonesia



Heavy Rain, High Winds Force Malaysians to Flee

Flash floods kill five in Malaysia, army deploys to rescue thousands of displaced

FMM: Factories lost RM300 million due to Penang floods

Number of flood victims in Penang down to 3,213 this morning



Smog blankets Pakistan, India, causing accidents, illness

Three dead as dense smog continues to cause traffic chaos in Punjab

Accidents continue, flight operations suspended due to smog in Punjab



Four dead in tower block collapse in Russia's Urals

Russian tower block collapses after 'gas' explosion in Izhevsk, western Urals


The United States of America

Rutherford County flooding: Rain prompts water rescues, road and school closures



Typhoon Damrey Kills 29 People in Central Vietnam

Ahead of APEC summit, death toll in Vietnam flooding hits 49

Vietnam: Death toll from typhoon Damrey rises to 69

8 ships sank, biggest maritime disaster in Vietnam history


Other items of interest

Thunderstorm asthma: who's at risk and how to manage it

World Bank, OCHA Focus on Preventing “Misery in Slow Motion” of Drought

Life on the Front Line of Climate Change for Fiji's Women and Girls

NDMA conducts brainstorming session on use of UAVs in Disaster Management

Cash for Work Repositioning Youths for Climate Resilience in Kenya

Building on the Sendai Framework in support of the Paris Agreement implementation and monitoring

2017 Hurricane Season Produces Most Reported Tornadoes in Nearly a Decade

Cape Town water crisis: 7 myths that must be bust

Preparing for the Next Hurricane Irma, or Harvey: How analytics and smart cities will help

Pacific communities building resilience in the face of climate change

Seed banks help Zimbabwe's farmers tackle climate change

Partnering to enhance climate risk management and improve resilience in Belize

Why it's so important to mark the anniversaries of earthquakes

Deutsche Bank's tool maps climate-change investment risks

SIDS: The whole of islands approach

Climate-hit nations ask: Who will pay the rising costs of disasters?


Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 30 October to 03 November 2017

Global hazards weekly bulletin

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 30th October to 03rd November 2017


Updated: Heavy flooding as Ottawa smashes weather record

Rainstorm wreaks havoc on streets in Ottawa, Gatineau


Czech Republic

At least five people killed as strong winds batter Central Europe



Paris: Mudslide cuts Europe's busiest commuter train line



Storm kills at least six in Europe, freighter runs aground



One killed as heavy rain pounds Tamil Nadu

Chennai rains updates: People evacuated, Met predicts heavy rains in next 24 hrs

Chennai Rains: Rain Recedes in Parts, Death Toll Rises



Tokyo hit by second tropical cyclone in a week

Typhoon Saola brings record rainfall to Japan's Kyushu



Low visibility, health hazard as smog chokes Lahore

Experts issue health advisory as thick smog strikes Punjab

Smog continues to disrupt routine life in Punjab

Smog kills: Accidents in Punjab claim one life, injure 14



High winds sweep Central Europe; leave 5 dead, others hurt



2 killed, 3 hurt in Batangas landslide

'Ramil' leaves 6 fatalities


The United States of America

Toxic ash, debris from California wildfires pose risks during clean-up

Thousands without power following rain and high winds Monday


Other items of interest

PHE Chief Executive, Duncan Selbie's Friday message - 03 November 2017

Indigenous knowledge in weather forecasting: Lessons to build climate resilience in East Africa

Bigger, badder typhoons and climate change - what's the link?

Disaster management systems can safeguard our heritage

Hurricane Maria has now caused the longest blackout in US history

Hurricane Maria: More than 900 people in Puerto Rico have died after the tropical storm

Storm on Sandy Anniversary Leaves More Than 1 Million in Dark Across Northeast

Earth observation satellites are helping us adapt to a new era of disasters

Losses from Northern California wildfires top $3 billion; 14,000 homes destroyed or damaged

Costa Rica coffee exports hit by storm, tumble 55 pct in October

Mudslide in Sierra Leone exposes dangers of Freetown's unchecked sprawl

UK insurer RSA 'lower than targeted' down after hurricane hit

Advancing Climate Action and 2030 Agenda at COP 23

World Tsunami Awareness Day

UN: Tsunami advocate focuses on safe schools

Extreme weather leads to public health crises - so health and climate experts must work together

Back to school? Expanding access to disaster-resilient schools in Turkey for Syrian children and host communities

Pandemic preparedness and missed opportunities

Report highlights 'seismic gaps' in tsunami risk areas



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 23 to 27 October 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 23rd to 27th October 2017


30,000 lightning strikes as storms, rain batter NSW

Sydney and Hunter battered by heavy rain, thunder and lightning



Floods in Bourgas: Three dead, houses and streets flooded, mudslide on Trakiya Motorway

Search continues for woman missing in fatal floods in Bulgaria's Bourgas



Israel's water worries return after four years of drought

Years Of Consecutive Drought Bring Renewed Water Concerns



Two dead after powerful typhoon brings heavy wind and rain to Honshu

Typhoon Lan: Tens of thousands told to evacuate as Category 4 storm lashes Japan

Typhoon leaves flooding, four dead in Japan before moving out to sea



Three dead, 11 missing in Penang landslide

Penang landslide: Body of the eighth victim found, three still buried in rubble

11 dead in a landslide at Penang construction site



Mudslide smashes home, killing 5 siblings in southern Mexico

Mudslide kills 5 children in southern Mexico



Torrential rain in Nicaragua leaves five dead

Floods kill several people in Honduras and Nicaragua



Floods, landslides kill 15 in Zamboanga Peninsula



Flood toll rises as heavy rain continues

Central Plains brace for severe floods


The United States of America

Storms knock out Maui power

Strong winds bring down trees, power lines in New York area

Heatwave brings triple digit temps to Central Coast


Other items of interest

Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia

China paying attention to better, more sound earthquake technology

Project Loon restores web in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Food ruined by drought could feed more than 80m a day, says World Bank

Publications Identify Synergies between Adaptation, DRR and SDGs

Stanford researchers find link between media attention to drought and household water savings

Reaching out to those affected by volcanic activity at Mount Agung

Rebuild by Design: Insights for building forward with resilience

Let's talk about building back better

Q&A with Craig Fugate (Former FEMA): Leading through the storm

Disaster risk reduction: Critical for Nepal

UN: Hurricanes spur calls for disaster resilience

New device will shatter current earthquake-proofing practice

UNDP and the private sector: In the business of building resilience

Georgia to launch forest fire warning systems

World lost 2.3 million sq km of forested land to drought in last three decades

Munich Re warns 2.4bn hurricane hit will drag profits

Insured losses from deadly California wildfires could hit $3 billion



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 16 to 20 October 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 16th to 20th October 2017


Public Health England and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 - A Review

This review provides a list of PHE's activities and projects to meet the targets and goals of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

The review can be found here.



Lightning strike hits 11 men in the Northern Goldfields

Eleven men struck by lightning in Northern Goldfields thunderstorm



Intense Ontario storm downs trees leaves thousands without power

Thousands still in the dark after winds tear through Toronto downing wires, damaging trees



Heavy rains cause havoc, killing one

972,000 Chinese adversely affected by Typhoon Khanun



Storm Ophelia: a second person killed in Ireland, police confirm - as it happened

Schools closed as Ireland braces for landfall of ex-Hurricane Ophelia

Ophelia: Storm kills three people as high winds wreak havoc across Ireland and the UK

Storm Ophelia 2017: Hundreds of thousands still without power and water amid huge recovery operation



Sabah endures battering by tropical storm Lan; damage, flooding worsens



Karachi residents reeling under water crisis amid heat wave



At least 27 dead as Ophelia winds fan wildfires in Portugal

Dozens dead in wildfires in Portugal and Spain



Floods, strong winds kill 10, displace 10,000 in Zamboanga

Zamboanga City in state of calamity as thousands evacuate due to heavy rains



At least four dead as wildfires ravage Galicia



Landslides, flooding in provinces

Thailand: No quick fix for flooding problem, says the PM


The United States of America

Death toll from California bush fires reaches 40, as blaze said to be 160km wide

Crews work to restore power to thousands, clean up damage left by storm

Mudslide hits Edmonds home, causes gas leak, evacuations



Death toll in Vietnam flooding, landslides rises to 68

Toll rises to 68, at least 34 people are missing as landslides, floods continue in Vietnam


Other items of interest

National Disaster Risk Assessment - Governance System, Methodologies and Use of Results

People Love To Live In Places That Are At Risk For Disasters, 'And This Is What Happens'

Bali Tourism: 20% visitor arrival drop because of irresponsible reports

EU Calls for COP 23 to Provide Clarity on 2018 Facilitative Dialogue

Disasters are driving world hunger

Xi Jinping affirms China's commitment to green development

After Deadly Mudslide, Sierra Leone Vaccinates Against Cholera

International Day Calls for Reducing Number of People Affected by Disasters

Fiji calls for action on climate

Comprehensive Climate Risk Insurance Database Launched

Billion dollar weather disasters in the U.S. this year

It's Impossible to Prevent Wildfires. So How Do We Prepare?

The Latest: Official: California fire losses top $1 billion

West and Central Africa: 2017 flood impact (as of 18 Oct 2017)

ASPR TRACIE-Developed Resources

The Philippines launches program on disaster reduction

Institutional drivers of adaptation in local government decision-making: evidence from Chile

Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Europe

Who cleans up after hurricanes, earthquakes and war?

Calculating the Cost of Weather and Climate Disasters

Protection, prosperity, wellbeing: a focus on disaster risk reduction

China exports drought-resistant rice farming technique

World's deepest lake in danger, scientists warn



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 09 to 13 October 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 09th to 13th October 2017


Torrential rain, wild winds, 6300 without power



Strong winds cut power to 37,000 Quebec homes



Landslide, flood-hit Central Bengkulu



Seasons First Rainfall Leaves One Dead, Causes Flooding and Power Outages



Eleven active wildfires rage in Portugal


Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico hurricane death toll rises by four to 43


South Africa

Death toll rises in Durban storm

KZN counts storm cost

Cold, rain kill at least 4 000 sheep in East Cape

Storm leaves Durban shack dwellers destitute



Blaze destroys 20 hectares of land in tourist hotspot on Aegean Coast


The United States of America

Hundreds lose power after strong winds sweep across state

Nate Leaves Tens of Thousands Without Power; Damage from Possible Tornadoes in Carolinas

Massive forest fire raging in Northern California

At least 15 dead, thousands evacuated as California battles devastating bushfires

Hospitals evacuated and many injured as wildfires ravage Northern California

California wildfires: Death toll climbs to 31



Vietnam flash floods and landslides kill dozens

Floods and landslides kill 37; 40 missing in Vietnam

Vietnam flash floods kill at least 43 as tropical storm triggers landslides

Thousands evacuated in Vietnam as floods, landslides kill 46


International Day for Disaster Reduction 2017

Twitter #IDDR2017 - keep up to date with today's stories

On disaster reduction day - lessons for Pakistan

A snapshot of disaster and management practices on International Day for Disaster Reduction

Disaster reduction day: ‘Inaction to deepen vulnerability'

INTERVIEW: Few global issues as urgent as tackling climate and disaster risks - UN official

Sudden onset disasters to make 14 million people homeless every year

UAE to mark International Day for Disaster Reduction

Pakistan - CM discusses importance of Int'l Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

Call for joint efforts to mitigate disasters

Uganda: Climate Change Is a Threat to the Rich and Poor Alike

Psychology holds key to getting people out before disaster strikes


Other items of interest

Disaster Framework Set For Approval

Hurricane Nate shuts down about 90% of Gulf of Mexico oil production

India bans Diwali firecrackers in Delhi in bid to reduce toxic smog

Japan launches the latest satellite of positioning system

In Puerto Rico, No Power Means No Telecommunications

Threatening Climate Patterns Must be Addressed to Limit Disaster Risks, Deliver on 2030 Agenda, Delegates Say, as Second Committee Debates Sustainable Development

Leave No One Behind: Disaster Resilience for Sustainable Development - Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2017

China's top coal province pledges 40 percent smog cut over winter

Second Committee Emphasizes Climate Change During Sustainable Development Debate

Three initiatives of Vietnam on disaster risk reduction

California's wildfires aren't “natural” - humans made them worse at every step

Cutting greenhouse gases, reducing disaster risk, vital for sustainable development - UN envoy

Climate Change and the Migration Crisis



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 02 to 06 October 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 02nd to 06th October 2017


Roofs fly, trees & power-lines down: 'Landspout' wreaks havoc

Gusty storms rip through south-east Queensland leaving thousands without power



China diverts 10 billion cubic metres of water to drought-prone north


Costa Rica

Storm Nate: At least 22 dead in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras

Tropical Storm Nate Hits Costa Rica Hard: Seven Dead, Thousands In Shelters



Six killed in powerful German storm

7 people die as storm causes chaos in Germany

More rain to target Germany this weekend following deadly Storm Xavier



Bad rainy season leaves dozens dead in Central America



Delhi's air turning foul again after respite since January

Thunderstorm: Lightning strikes kill three in Telangana

Heavy rainfall batters Hyderabad, normal life hit

Hyderabad Rains: Landslide Overcomes Dhobi Ghat, Two Dead



Floods hit Kelabit highlands in Bario after heavy rainfall

Floods hit longhouses in Long Lama



Tropical Storm Nate forms off coast of Nicaragua

Tropical Storm Nate kills 22 in Central America, heads for US


Puerto Rico

Hurricane death toll in Puerto Rico more than doubles to 34, governor says


United Kingdom

Hundreds of homes across Norfolk without power as high winds continue across county



Volcano Forces All 11,000 Residents to Evacuate Ambae in Vanuatu

Vanuatu in final evacuation of island threatened by volcano


Other items of interest

Thunderstorm asthma alert system launched in Victoria to prevent repeat of disaster

Pathways to a Resilient Pacific: Our Island Journey Ahead

The Salvation Army in Mexico Continues a Multifaceted Disaster Response

Pacific tackles disaster and climate risk

Making satellite technologies work for sustainable development

Climate-resilience for Puerto Rico, CNote's impact savings, ADAP's real-time deals, future of energy is distributed

Cyclone Debbie: 80 insurance claims handled every day

Concerts now come with disaster evacuation drills

Pacific: DRR is everyone's business

Pacific tackles disaster and climate risk

Lesotho: IFRC President calls for proactive measures to tackle drought, hunger and disease

Mumbai may be vulnerable to future hurricanes

Using crowdsourced data to help communities prevent disasters

6 decades, 268 extreme rainfall events, more than 69,000 killed: India's fatal weather

Using crowdsourced data to help communities prevent disasters

New climate project to support 3 million Malawians

Predicting the next big flood in Greenland

Europe will benefit hugely from keeping global warming to 1.5°C

Researchers receive funding to advance accuracy of hurricane storm surge forecasts



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 25 to 29 September 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 25th to 29th September 2017


Storm uproots trees, leaves thousands without power in Ottawa

Storm's 'downburst' winds reached 160 km/h in Britannia

Damage from Wednesday's violent storm


Costa Rica

New Tropical Storm Hits Costa Rica



Guatemala mudslide kills 2, leaves 8 more missing



Heavy rain lashes Nagaland



Bali volcano: 'Thousands evacuated' from Mount Agung area

Indonesia evacuates 28,000 villagers as Agung volcano eruption approaches



Heavy rain leads to evacuations, railway delays around Tokyo

Heavy rain hits eastern Japan; man washed away by swollen river



Heavy rains cause floods, traffic in parts of Metro Cebu

2 kids, man killed in Cebu flood


The United States of America

Mandatory evacuation issued for Ocracoke Island ahead of Hurricane Maria

Multiple Homes Hit by 2 Wildfires in Northern California

At least 1,000 Calif. residents evacuated due to fast-growing wildfire

Flooding, lightning and heavy winds cause damage across Kansas



Thousands flee as Vanuatu volcano verges on eruption

Volcanic activity in Bali, Vanuatu, Mexico - Expert reaction


Other items of interest

Impact from unprecedented hurricane season could wipe out U.S. job growth in September

Villagers grow palm trees to limit damage from lightning

Battered Puerto Rico hospitals on life support after Hurricane Maria

Expedition finds South Pacific plastic patch bigger than India

NASA's heartbeat probe helping rescue Mexico quake survivors

What would an entirely flood-proof city look like?

Cyclone Debbie insurance bill hits $1.5b

Ireland's response to the mudslide and flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Hurricanes expose the urgent need to address vulnerability

Texas experiencing drought, flooding simultaneously, water board says

Drones in disaster zones could prove a lifesaver

Jamaica To Review Disaster Insurance Fund With CCRIF

Why Santiago, Chile's Immense Smog Problem Should Concern All Of Us

Hurricane blow looms for Lloyd's of London profits

High-Level Panels Call for Mainstreaming WASH, Action on Disasters

Uniqlo's summer sales hit by 21 days of rain in Tokyo



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 18 to 22 September 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 18th to 22nd September 2017


Monsoon rain adding to Rohingya camp misery



Hurricane Maria is following Irma's path and getting stronger



1,800 wildfire evacuees wait for flights home from Winnipeg and Brandon

Wildfire declared 'held' as residents begin gradual return to Waterton



Hurricane Maria batters Dominica as category five storm



Schools, Colleges to remain shut on Monday as torrential rain hits Kerala

Heavy rains cause landslides, floods in Kerala

Heavy rain triggers flash floods, landslides in southern India

Heavy rain batters Mumbai again; traffic at a standstill

Six die in mudslide, plane stuck as heavy rain lashes parts of India



People evacuated from homes as Typhoon Talim batters southern Japan

Talim puts 640,000 on evacuation alert

Typhoon Talim rumbles through Hokkaido after leaving two dead in Shikoku



Mexico City rocked by 7.1-earthquake

Death toll climbs as volunteers join search for Mexico earthquake survivors

At least 225 dead after powerful earthquake hits central Mexico

Hundreds Missing in Mexico City Days After Earthquake


Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico left entirely without power

Puerto Rico battered by Hurricane Maria: 'Devastation - it's everywhere'

Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico, kills at least 32 in the Caribbean



Powerful windstorm kills eight in Romania

Storm kills eight in Romania, damage hits Serbia, Croatia

8 dead, dozens injured as fierce storm hits western Romania


Other items of interest

2017 set to be the stormiest year on record, forecasts predict

Preparing to live sustainably alongside increasing natural risks

Extreme weather in India taking a toll on people and economy

Africa Increases Resilience by Modernizing Weather and Climate Services

APEC officials eye better technology-based disaster management

Two Mexico City earthquakes exactly 32 years apart. Two very different responses

Japanese cities move towards distributed energy systems to power-proof from natural disasters

Floods spearhead disaster-related displacement worldwide

Myanmar: Never too young to stay safe from disasters

How GIS can help communities prepare for disaster

Silent killer: Sweltering planet braces for deadly heat shocks

Assessing flood risk: New foresight tool at cutting-edge of mitigation efforts

Training disaster medicine Trainers



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 11 to 15 September 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 11th to 15th September 2017


Strong winds leave Melbourne travellers stranded at Sydney airport

Strong winds cause about 70 flight cancellations and delays at Sydney Airport



Rescuers killed after landslide caused by days of heavy rain in China's southwest

Flights cancelled as typhoon heads for Taiwan



Heavy Rain and Flash Flood Hits Zadar

Torrential rain causes floods, power cuts on Croatian coast



Cuba blasted as Hurricane Irma tears through the Caribbean



Four die as heavy rain batters floods Bengaluru

Flash flood affects 40,000 in Assam, Manipur counts losses



At least 6 dead as torrential rain triggers severe flooding in central Italy



90 people killed in Mexico earthquake

50 million affected in Mexico Earthquake: Three days mourning declared

Dissipating storm Katia kills two in mudslide in eastern Mexico



Amsterdam flights cancelled: High winds wreck travel plans for thousands



Tropical Depression Maring set to make landfall in Quezon

Tropical depression "Maring" leaves two minors and an infant dead

4 dead, 6 missing as storm Maring lashes the Philippines

Floods, landslides spawned by Maring kill 3 children, shut down financial markets



Heavy rains across Phuket bring widespread floods, landslide

Flash floods drown Penang as Doksuri lashes


The United Kingdom

Power restored to homes in Wales after strong winds

UK surveys damage after Storm Aileen cuts power to 50,000


The United States of America

Millions without power as Irma weakens over Georgia

Bay Area sees more than 1000 lightning strikes during thunderstorm


Other items of interest

Why natural disasters aren't all that natural

PHE Conference session on Preparing for emergencies: disaster risk reduction principles and plans into practice

GFDRR-DfID Challenge Funds Expert Workshop

UK's first Urban Observatory provides unique understanding of how our cities work

In flood-prone Jakarta, will "Giant Sea Wall" plan sink or swim?

Strengthening infrastructure in Tajikistan for disaster and climate resilience

New Mexico Adapts to Decades of Drought Caused by Climate Change

Northern China smog cuts life expectancy by 3 years versus south: study

113 Schools Built In Six Disaster Affected Areas

Earthquake alert system in Uttarakhand to be expanded

Sierra Leone to Begin Cholera Vaccination After Devastating Mudslide

Companies Get Creative In Wake Of Hurricane Harvey And Irma

Predicting disaster: better hurricane forecasts buy vital time for residents

Central America Adopts New Procedure for the Transit of Humanitarian Relief Items

Mexico steps up to unique triple disaster threat

World's poor bearing the brunt of global crises, stresses UN rights expert

Cities are gaining power in global politics - can the UN keep up?

Neighborfest: Building a stronger, more connected world from the block up

Floods may cost South Asia $215 billion a year by 2030

How hurricanes and other devastating disasters spur scientific research

How to tell the stories of those worst affected by a disaster like Hurricane Irma

IPCC agrees outlines for next climate assessment with ‘stronger focus on risks and solutions'

After Irma we need to build better cities

Pilot earthquake and volcano risk assessment framework in Indonesia, Philippines and Colombia to start in November 2017



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 04 to 08 September 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 04th to 08th September 2017



The Caribbean battered as Irma, most powerful hurricane ever, makes landfall

Update on Barbuda - evacuation and assessment 6

Hurricane Irma track kills 10, hits Barbuda, Puerto Rico; updated path heads to South Florida

Tiny island of Barbuda "practically uninhabitable" in Irma's devastating wake



High winds cause campground and lake evacuations in Central Alberta

About 100 people spend hours stuck on mountain after high winds stop Jasper SkyTram



Torrential rain leaves 9 dead, 1 missing in SW China



Fire at building in India's Mumbai kills at least six

Mumbai: Six dead, 11 injured in Juhu building fire



Central Java villagers face skyrocketing water price amid drought



Deadly earthquake hits off the coast of southern Mexico

Mexico earthquake: mass evacuations after strongest tremor in a century

At least six die in huge Mexico quake; small tsunami triggered


Puerto Rico

Hurricane Irma: storm heads to the Caribbean as states of emergency declared

At least 14 dead in the Caribbean as hurricane heads towards Miami



Mudslide Traps 300 Tourists in Mount Elbrus Area

Over 500 People Cut Off by Mudslide in Russia's South

Authorities scrambling to rescue M'sian climbers stranded on Russia's Mt Elbrus


Sri Lanka

Over 150 houses damaged as strong winds rip through Kanduruwela



Villages evacuated in Turkey forest fire

Houses damaged, locals evacuated as major forest fire hits western Turkey

40 homes destroyed in forest fire in SW Turkey


The United States of America

Los Angeles wildfire spreads to 5,000 acres amid Western heatwave

Los Angeles wildfires: City battles 'largest fire in history'

Trump declares emergency in Florida, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico ahead of Category 5 Irma



Landslides kill 2, injure 7 in Vietnam's northern mountains


Other items of interest

Hurricanes are an unlikely reminder that gender bias could actually kill you

Hurricane Harvey caused up to $180bn-worth of damage, more than Katrina or Sandy, say Texas governor

Opening Remarks by the Hon'ble Secretary of Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs during the consultation workshop on the UN Inter-Agency Contingency Plan for Earthquakes

Keeping communication lines open during disasters

After deadly mudslide, Sierra Leone vaccinates against cholera

Extreme rain, flooding, and health

Hurricane Irma: The exposure variable

A struggling Haiti braces for fresh onslaught from Hurricane Irma

GDACS earthquake alerts: The new seismic alerting algorithm is operational

Our hurricane risk models are dangerously out-of-date

Even poorest can be shielded from drought, say UN chiefs in Ethiopia

Leading drought experts launch Help Desk for drought-impacted populations

From Ebola to mudslides, Sierra Leone learns painful disaster lessons

Cameroon clean-up lets flood-hit residents sleep with "both eyes closed"

In Houston, a terrifying real-life lesson for disaster-prone cities

South-South cooperation initiative to help countries prepare for climate-related disasters

Improving the seismic resilience of dams in India: A case of Maithon Dam, Jharkhand state

Sierra Leone mudslide was a man-made tragedy that could have been prevented

Explosions at chemical plant following Hurricane Harvey highlight need to step up prevention and preparedness for extreme weather-related industrial accidents



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 28 August to 01 September 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 28th August to 01st September 2017


Hydro pole damaged by forest fire; 300 customers without power



HK, Macau pummelled by storm four days after typhoon

2 dead, 25 missing in China landslide



Three killed in landslide, two drown in flood waters in Mumbai rains

At least five dead in Mumbai as heavy rain batters city

Mumbai Weather LIVE: Two Drown In Thane, Three Dead In Vikhroli

Twelve dead and 25 trapped after Mumbai building collapses because of torrential rain

UP flood toll touches 104; one killed in landslide in Uttarakhand



4.9-magnitude quake injures 13 in northwest Iran

4.9-Magnitude Quake Wounds 13 People in Northwestern Iran



Italy drought: Rome forced to cut water pressure at night

Rome to reduce night-time water use to combat drought



South Asia floods kill 1,200 and shut 1.8 million children out of school



City govt seeks Pak Army help as rain wrecks havoc in Karachi

Karachi floods: At least 16 killed, power supply suspended in many areas of the city


Sierra Leone

The Sierra Leone mudslide and flood leaves more than 1,000 people dead, local leaders say

Guinea says 19 bodies washed up after Sierra Leone mudslide


The United States of America

Tropical storm Harvey brings deadly flooding in Houston

Tropical storm Harvey: catastrophic floods in Houston as city braces for days of rain

More than 50 homes damaged in Sienna Plantation

Tropical Storm Harvey Sets Preliminary Lower 48 U.S. Rainfall Record with More Than 51 Inches

Thunderstorm causes power outages across Boise

Tropical Storm Harvey causes disruptions, emissions, and explosions in Houston area

Wildfires burn around Oregon; 4,500 people evacuated


Other items of interest

As heat rises, women risk death in South Asia

Women are more at risk from disasters like Hurricane Harvey

It's a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly

Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 - Report of the Secretary-General

The Bahamas to host regional disaster conference

Mumbai floods prompt calls for crackdown on India's urban sprawl

Flooding and the economics of risk reduction

Tuvalu's climate resilience shored up with launch of US$38.9 million adaptation project

Machine-learning earthquake prediction in lab shows promise

Valuing climate change impacts in Viet Nam

Concrete reefs come to the rescue of sinking islands off south Indian coast

US scientists: Droughts to become more frequent and severe

Mumbai floods: Why India's cities are struggling with extreme rainfall

New Orleans looks to Amsterdam for a new flood plan

Formal launching programme of the MOALI DRR task force and drone mapping unit

Hurricane Harvey is testing our ability to communicate natural disaster risks

Hotels in tsunami-prone Bali sign MOU to become evacuation points

Don't blame climate change for the Hurricane Harvey disaster - blame society



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 21 to 25 August 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 21st to 25th August 2017


At least 19 wildfires combine to form the largest blaze in B.C.'s history

New wildfire east of Kelowna, B.C., forces more than 1,000 people from their homes



Mass flight cancellations in Hong Kong as Typhoon Hato approaches

Heavy wind, rain as Typhoon Hato wreaks havoc in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Issues Highest Typhoon Warning as Trading Scrapped

Typhoon Hato leaves trail of death and destruction in Macau

Typhoon Hato: Death toll rises to twelve after most powerful storm in half a century

Typhoon Hato hits Hong Kong, kills five


The Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo landslide death toll climbs to 200



Mudslide at Guinea rubbish dump kills at least eight

Guinea: Several buried alive in rubbish dump collapse



Flash floods in South Asia kill 600, displace 1,00,000 as rescue and relief operations continue



Magnitude of 3.6 earthquake hits Italian island

New pictures reveal earthquake damage on Ischia



Landslide on Chuo Expressway leaves 11 injured



8 die as wind storm, rain lash Karachi

8 die as heavy, wind storm lash Karachi



Mudslide triggers multi car pile up

Crimea mudslide causes massive car pileup


Sierra Leone

Nearly 500 dead pulled from Sierra Leone mudslide: coroner

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors at risk of disease



Eight missing after Switzerland landslide

Fourteen missing after landslide hits Swiss village


United Kingdom

Northern Ireland floods: More than 100 people rescued


The United States of America

Oregon Wildfires Cause Hundreds to Evacuate

Hurricane Harvey barrels towards Texas as mandatory evacuations ordered

Hurricane Harvey: evacuations under way as storm heads for Texas


Other items of interest

As Central Texas battles wildfires, agencies turn to tech to train firefighters

Inclusive response

Water filters to combat cholera - UK ShelterBox aid in Somaliland to help families facing drought and disease

Text message alerts prove life saver in flood-hit Nepal

Facing disasters: lessons from a Bangladeshi island

Mapping the problems and solutions: Implementing climate-smart agriculture actions in Mekong River Delta

Freetown's mudslides and the slippery slope of urban risk in Africa

Battling century's worst drought, India's farmers revive traditional grains

Hot take: Heat waves scorch unsuspecting cities Real-time flood mapping in Jakarta

Changing climate already changing Africa: Are we really prepared?



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 14 to 18 August 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 14th to 18th August 2017


Humanitarian crisis: Floods affect 16 million in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

Bangladesh floods: At least 27 people killed, nearly 6 lakh affected

‘600,000 Bangladesh children affected by floods'

At Least 39 Dead, 500K People Displaced After Monsoon Floods in Bangladesh



Isolated Saskatchewan community evacuated due to approaching forest fire

Forest fire smoke returns to southern Saskatchewan



48,000 residents evacuated following torrential rain in China

6 dead, 1 missing after torrential rain in South China


The Democratic Republic of the Congo

At least 40 dead in northeast Congo after mudslide hits town

DR Congo landslide kills scores in northeast



Nearly 50 feared dead in India landslide

Two Buses Get Washed Away After Massive Landslide In Himachal Pradesh, 50 Dead

24 dead, over 18 missing in Himachal mudslide

Uttarakhand cloudburst: 6 soldiers among 25 feared dead

Flood situation improves in north Bengal, death toll at 7



Monsoon flooding kills at least 173 across South Asia

Number Of Dead In Nepal Flood Now 120; Six Million Affected



Wildfires trap 2,000 people in town in central Portugal

3,000 Firefighters in Portugal Combat Raging Wildfire


Sierra Leone

At Least 250 Dead in Sierra Leone Landslide; Heavy Rains Causing Flash Flooding

Hundreds killed after Sierra Leone mudslide

Sierra Leone mudslide leaves hundreds dead and more missing

Facing risk of disease, Sierra Leone buries mudslide dead


Other items of interest

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: For Children

University unveils set of tech tools to help manage disasters

Capacity-building Projects Enhance Urban, Rural Resilience

Reaching the most vulnerable across the border: Community-based flood early warning systems

Index insurance is having a development impact where it's needed most

Disaster management partnership helps pave way for a safer Honduras

Climate Centre: Integrate early action and preparedness into social protection

How do we start putting a price on resilience?

US wildfire threat levels - How technology helps in preparedness

How do disasters force vulnerable people into modern slavery?

The Philippines launches innovative insurance program to boost natural disaster risk management

Assam floods: Complexities of disaster risk reduction

Flooded rivers: taking a bird's eye view

Inspiring climate adaptation action in Africa's cities

Drought's lingering death may beat rains' return

Project utilizes radar technology for flood warnings

Urban floods intensifying, countryside drying up

India - Natural disasters claim 50 lives this monsoon



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 07 to 11 August 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 07th to 11th August 2017


What you need to know about the Jiuzhaigou earthquake

Earthquake of 6.5 magnitude rocks China's Sichuan; 12 killed, 175 injured, thousands evacuated

Sichuan China earthquake: 19 killed as aftershocks rattle survivors

Landslide in southwest China leaves 24 dead: Sources



Europe Experiences The Wrath Of The Heat Wave 'Lucifer'

Deadly heat wave grips 10 European countries



Three dead as storms ravage northern Italy



2 Dead As Typhoon Noru Approaches Japan

Typhoon Noru deluge prompts evacuation orders in central regions



Flood and landslide damaged 13 houses in Kaski


The United States of America

Rare August tornado sends 30 to hospital in Tulsa; no deaths



26 dead, 15 missing in landslides, floods; torrential rain washes dozens of villages away


Upcoming Events

Frontline stories: risks faced by health workers

8th Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management

13th APRU Multi-hazards Symposium 2017

Strengthening disaster risk reduction across the Americas: Summit on the contribution of earth observation

Australasia's emergency management and public safety conference (AFAC 17)

Global Disaster Relief & Development Summit 2017

Disasters Conference: learning from the past 40 years

IHRR Dealing with Disasters Conference 2017

6th International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA2017)

DMISA Southern Africa DRR Conference 2017 - Purpose in Action


Other items of interest

Fiji's Climate Champion Speaks Up for Women in the Wake of Cyclones

Disasters and development

Climate Change Is Key Driver Of Disasters

Canada - More than 360 wildfires this season are human-caused

Fires in Europe Fuelled by Urbanisation and Climate Change

U.S. Is Already Feeling Effects of Climate Change, Report Says

In the Philippines, mangroves are a valuable flood defence

Predicting extreme fire weather using artificial intelligence

Kenya's herders swap livestock for chillies as drought bites

Heat waves threaten city dwellers, especially minorities and the poor

Extreme heat decimating crops in parts of Europe

PM Modi Setting Agenda for Disaster Management and Risk Mitigation

Director of MET opens CREWS-Canada and Canada Projects steering committee in Honiara



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 31 July to 04 August 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 31st July to 04th August 2017


Thousands of homes without power as rain and wind strike Perth metro area

Perth storm destruction: Wild weather leaves damage trail



Typhoon injures over 80 in Taiwan, traps dozens

Typhoon injures 81 in Taiwan as another storm approaches

Over 5,000 people evacuated in Kaohsiung due to torrential rain



Wildfires fanned by high winds ravage Greece and Corsica



11 die after being struck by lightning in Odisha; toll due to floods, rains rises across India

India floods: 213 killed in Gujarat as receding waters reveal more victims

Rain lashes many states; seven dead in flood-hit West Bengal

4 dead as rain triggers landslides in Himachal



Mount Sinabung erupts ash 4.2 kilometres up; 10 villages directly affected



10 injured in 4.7-magnitude quake in western Iran

Number of injured in Iran earthquake reaches 15

Earthquake in Iran leaves 25 people injured



Boosting emergency drought response in Kenya



Four passengers injured in Dhading landslide hit, jeep buried


United Kingdom

BA plane was left with '42 to 46 holes' after lightning strike - but completed nine-hour flight to India



Death toll rises in northern Vietnam flash floods

5 killed in overnight downpours across Vietnam's northern mountains

Seven killed, 27 missing in flash floods in northern region


Other items of interest

India - Lightning claimed 59 lives in three months: MoHA

Health officials blame drought for dengue surge

Heavy rain brings flooding and loss of life

Philippines - Disaster preparedness now part of school curriculum

The science behind this strange dance between hurricanes Hilary and Irwin

Bangladesh: Building resilience in the eye of the storm (Part 3/3)

How hot weather - and climate change - affect airline flights

Safeguarding Baltimore's food supply: New report examines risks, proposes solutions

A promising new tool for forecasting volcanic hazards

Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century

Boosting resilience to modern-day threats - what is it worth?

Benefits of dikes outweigh costs - effective measures for reducing future flooding

Crop-damaging temperatures increase suicide rates in India

Lights Out in Hatteras

Big Data in Environment and Human Health

BBC Media Action - Why we use media for development

Wildfire Season Is Scorching the West

Greenland Tsunami Reached Heights of 300 Feet in June, Study Finds

Cyclone Debbie: Bug in floodwaters lays victims low

Building back better



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 24 to 28 July 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 24th to 28th July 2017


Landslides kill 5 more

Bangladesh landslide-related casualties continue unabated, 5 more deaths reported



Wild fires across southern France and Corsica threaten homes

Thousands evacuated after wildfire on France's Mediterranean coast



Monsoon rain lashes India, killing 16

48 dead as heavy monsoon rain lashes western India

Torrential rains trigger floods in many states across India

17 more bodies recovered, Gujarat flood deaths rise to 111

600 dead in floods across India, Centre says states sitting on relief funds



Rome takes further drought measures

Two-thirds of Italy hit by drought

Rome risks water rationing as drought-hit lake set to go offline



Evacuation orders, advisories are given to 120,000 in Akita Prefecture following record rainfall

Hundreds of houses flooded in NE Japan following torrential rain



Myanmar floods kill two, displace tens of thousands

Myanmar Floods Displace More Than 130,000


South Korea

Heavy rain sweeps across S. Korea's central regions over weekend

Torrential rain sweeps across South Korea, leaving one dead and blackouts in some areas



Emergency evacuations of at-risk groups amid flooding


Other items of interest

Sharing Resources Across Countries To Fight Wildfires

Guidelines and recommendations for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in the agriculture and food security and nutrition sector - Latin America and the Caribbean

A perfect storm is brewing - and we can prevent it

As Guatemala's Volcano of Fire belches 1,000-foot fountain of lava, PDC helps with new tools to reduce risk

Forest fire threat to escalate, says Indonesia's disaster agency

Resilience in Bolivia: Impact evaluation of supporting communities to adapt to changing weather patterns and improve their livelihoods

Member States Propose Doubling Finance for Water-Related DRR

'Sustainable, inclusive societies,' priority for new President of UN economic and social body

The English national cohort study of flooding and health: cross-sectional analysis of mental health outcomes at year one

Early warnings may blunt trauma of displacement due to flooding

World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine - Climate Change Position Statement

Special lecture on Climate Change Adaptation by Professor Andreas Neef at ADPC

Financing transformative health systems towards achievement of the health Sustainable Development Goals: a model for projected resource needs in 67 low-income and middle-income countries

Weathering storms in Central America: The impact of hurricanes on poverty and the economy

Tracking river flows from space

Caribbean life "as we know it" at serious risk - expert

Can India's poorly planned cities, with their faulty storm water drains, withstand extreme weather?

Climate and disaster risk in transport: No data? No problem!

Are humans to blame for worsening heat waves in China?

Tsunami records show increased hazards for Chile's central coast

Why mangroves matter for the resilience of coastal communities

Motivating ordinary Bangladeshis to respond to extreme weather

Extreme heat in South Asia threatens millions of people

Climate in Crisis: How risk information can build resilience in Afghanistan



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 17 to 21 July 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 17th to 21st July 2017


'Numerous' homes burned after grass fire breaks out in B.C.'s Lake Country

B.C. wildfire resources 'tretched' as around 37,000 residents forced to leave their homes



Third amber rainstorm signal cancelled after day of heavy rain and flooding in Hong Kong



At least 2 confirmed dead on the Greek Island of Kos after an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the richter scale hit the coast of Turkey

Magnitude 6.7 quake off Turkish and Greek coasts triggers tsunami, kills 2



Heavy rains pound Gujarat; seven dead, 2,000 relocated

Rain fury continues; 9 dead in Gujarat, flash floods in Odisha



Italy wildfires force evacuations, cause disruption


New Zealand

1000 still without power in Taihape, rain and wind to go on in many areas



Torrential rain leaves Istanbul awash


United Kingdom

Flash flood sweeps through Coverack in Cornwall

Homes evacuated as Cornwall hit by flash floods


United States of America

Nine Dead ID'd, Man Missing After Flood at Arizona Swimming Hole

9 dead and one missing in flash flood at Arizona swimming hole

Thousands of Illinois homes swamped by flood waters as rivers keep rising

Wildfire forces evacuation of California town near Yosemite


Other items of interest

Lloyd's says cyber-attack could cost $120bn, same as Hurricane Katrina

Lightning alert system on cards

ASB Organizes Workshop on Sendai Framework Agreement Implementation Road Mapping

Sri Lanka struggles to adapt as disasters become a new "normal"

Improve protection against disasters - Wina

Resilience for the most vulnerable: Managing disasters to better protect the world's poorest

Wildfires are raging in the Mediterranean. What can we learn?

Countries exchange disaster risk financing experiences at African Risk Capacity workshop

'shadow network' keeps communities safe from deadly volcano

Fiji: Surveys bring new hope for drought stricken communities

How wildfires could radically change forests - and your life

Experimental model predicted tornado's path hours, not minutes, before it formed

UN report urges accelerated efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Cities partner to prepare for natural hazards and climate change

Disasters & climate change: Internally displaced persons and refugees




Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 10 to 14 July 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 10th to 14th July 2017


Canada Evacuates Thousands of People due to Forest Fire

Canada declares state of emergency in British Columbia as 138 extraordinary wildfires spread over province



China in the grip of sweltering heatwave with temperatures hitting 50 deg C



Torrential rain renders over 200 homeless



14 feared dead in mudslide in India's rain-hit northeast

Floods and landslides in northeastern India claim more lives

33 killed after landslides in India

Floods, Landslides Kill Over 60 In Assam, Arunachal Pradesh



700 tourists evacuated from Sicily by boat as wildfires continue to spread

Italy wildfires: Tourists rescued by boat from Calampiso



Japan flood toll rises to 18

Drone footage reveals extent of flood damage in northern Kyushu



Seven dead in Pakistan monsoon rain

Heavy monsoon downpour lashes Karachi, flooding roads, leaving 11 dead

18 more dead in Pakistan monsoon rains


The United States of America

Los Angeles left without power for 10 hours as record breaking heatwave hits California

Thousands Flee as Wildfires Destroy Homes in U.S. and Canada

Severe thunderstorms cause flooding, tornadoes across the Midwestern US

Heavy rain, high winds topple trees leaving over 30K without power

California wildfires leave at 3,500 people homeless



Landslide claims six lives in Phongsaly

Weekend flooding kills seven


Other items of interest

Key monsoon-predicting radar set to be unveiled

Japan pledges $1.5 million for tsunami awareness and disaster risk information in Asia-Pacific

Disaster prevention champion Legarda calls for resilience in quake zones

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction as a tool for conflict prevention

Panama Increases Capacities for Natural Disasters

Insurance could cut $29 bln natural disaster bill for poor nations

Disaster resilience is a core business issue

Drones for social good: UNDP Maldives takes a fight and flight response to climate change

Tajikistan aims to better protect people and property from natural disasters and climate change

Poor nations need help to use big data to tackle disease, poverty


Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 03 to 07 July 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 03rd to 07th June 2017

5 killed, 19 injured in mudslide in China

Tens of Thousands Evacuated as Deadly China Floods Burst Rivers' Banks

At least 42 killed as torrential rain sweeps central and south China

Floods in more than 60 rivers claim lives in south China as north wilts

Nine confirmed dead in central China landslide

Heavy rains lash China; 56 killed, 27,000 houses collapse in floods, landslides and hailstorms



Heavy rains cause flood-like situation in various parts of country

Torrential rain triggers flash floods in Manipur, over 300 homes affected

Heavy rains in Manipur, Arunachal trigger flash floods, 4 deaths in Rajasthan

In few days, Gujarat gets 24% of monsoon rain: 32 dead in rain-related incidents

Several lakhs displaced as rain lashes NE



10 Injured as Volcano Erupts on Indonesia's Java Island

Rescue helicopter crash kills eight after Indonesian volcano erupts

Aid helicopter crash kills 8 after Indonesian volcano erupts



Rivers flood, thousands evacuated as heavy rain hits western Japan

Japan hit by torrential floods as 400,000 people are forced to leave their homes

Six confirmed dead in Kyushu deluge as search for missing continues



Week of monsoon rain, floods claim 43 lives in Pakistan



Forest fires injure 9 firefighters in Portugal, 2 seriously


Other items of interest

Jharkhand records 38% less monsoon rain in June

“We cannot end poverty without science and technology”- Prof Frimpong Boateng

Why community medicine (public health) is the sexiest profession of the 21st century

State Farm receives more than 5,000 claims linked to last week's hailstorm

The IAEA's Role in Disaster Risk Reduction Law

UNICEF and the European Union strengthen the resilience of 700,000 children to cope with natural disasters in Central Asia and the South Caucus

NASA detects drop in global fires

Mapped: How climate change affects extreme weather around the world

World Bank launches first-ever pandemic bonds to support $500 million pandemic emergency financing facility

Making development more resilient through risk information in Afghanistan

New global action programme for SIDS countries addresses nutrition and climate change challenges

WHO guidelines on ethical issues in public health surveillance



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 26 to 30 June 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 26th to 30th June 2017



Destruction, debris mar Bangladesh mudslide rescue; 140 dead



The Second Landslide Hits at Site of Disaster in China; Dozens Still Missing

141 feared buried in China landslide

China: 34 killed in floods, 93 missing in landslide

Torrential rain affects over 3.5 million people in China

Torrential rains hit southern China, killing at least 23



Gondola tower collapses due to strong winds in Gulmarg; 7 dead

Seven dead in Kashmir cable car accident

Chennai's Drinking Water Cut By Half Amid Worst Drought In 140 Years

Severe water crisis in Chennai

'Drought in Tamil Nadu mostly man-made'



Heavy monsoon rain in Karachi kills 11, leaves many areas flooded

17 die in Hub, Karachi in rain-related incidents

At least 22 dead as powerful storms hit Pakistan



Dozens die in Portugal's worst forest fire

Portugal Forest Fires Kill More Than 60 People



Spain forest fire forces more than 1,500 from homes and campsites

One thousand evacuated as forest fire threatens national park


Other items of interest

Drought costs Italian farmers one billion euros.

Air freight shippers hit as volcanic ash plume hits transpacific capacity

Drought hits ageing farmers, poor performing farms hardest

Costa Rica Includes Animals in Disaster Risk Plans

Regional, National, and Sub-national Stakeholders Discuss Practical Actions to Address Climate Change, Food Insecurity and Resilient Livelihoods in South Sudan

New data set explores 90 years of natural disasters in the US

Indigenous knowledge crucial to tackling climate change, experts say

Joint study aims to map Myanmar quake risks

Protecting nature is Canada's best defence against flooding

It's time to stop ignoring conflict in efforts to build resilience

Bangladesh: Building resilience in the eye of the storm

Viet Nam: Green Climate Fund helps coastal communities improve climate resilience

‘Tsunami literacy' saves lives



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 19 to 23 June 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 19th to 23rd June 2017



Bangladesh: Landslide kills 5 people after heavy rains

Bangladesh floods: Death toll exceeds 170; over 4,500 displaced as rescue operations continue



Mudslide in northern China leaves five people dead



Earthquake in Greenland - 39 people evacuated



At least 11 killed by mudslide in western Guatemala

Mudslide Kills 11 in Guatemala



12 dead in Mizoram landslides, 9 days rain triggers flood

Monsoon mayhem: Rain creates havoc in NE, several dead, 4,000 displaced



Dozens killed as forest fire rages in Portugal

At least 25 killed in Portugal forest fire

Death toll from forest fire raging in Portugal climbs to 57

Bushfire death toll climbs to 61 in Portuguese disaster

Portugal wildfires - in pictures


South Korea

Drought causes water shortage crisis in southern Korea


United Kingdom

UK weather: Gritters deployed as Britain's roads melt in heatwave

Heat wave scorches Europe, from London to Siberia


The United States of America

Powerful storm splinters homes knocks out power to thousands; two confirmed tornadoes hit Bellevue area

A 30-minute Texas hailstorm causes $480 million in damages

Tropical Depression Cindy State by State: Tornado Damages Structures near Birmingham; Mayor of Lafitte, Louisiana, Urges Evacuations

Remnants of tropical storm drench U.S. Gulf Coast, spawn twisters, flooding

30K outages in SE Mich. as storms bring high winds


Other items of interest

29 June to 01 July Disaster Risk Reduction and International Law Symposium - Live stream access

Supporting and connecting young professionals on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems: Publication and poster launched!

Interactive workshop on Flood Risk Management planning at the Youth Forum - Global Platform on DRR

UNISDR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction - Chair's Summary

The 3rd Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction: Expanding the Platform for Bridging Science and Policy Making

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Joint efforts are helping vulnerable farmers cope with drought in the Sahel

St Vincent Adopts Landmark Disaster Risk Plan

By 2100, Deadly Heat May Threaten Majority of Humankind

A step closer to better management of disasters in PNG

Japan to assist in disaster risk reduction, sustainable development

When it's too hot to fly - and more weather that makes air travel dangerous

Responding to emerging flood disasters

Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update: DRR Efforts Increased Amid Record High Temperatures

Faster, clearer data on disasters might help shield women and children

Study reveals America's most flood-vulnerable communities

Financial inclusion for displaced people yields societal and economic benefits for all

Savaia Lefaga - Samoa's first tsunami ready community

Developing a global market for climate risk information - flagship programme



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 12 to 16 June 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 12th to 16th June 2017


Agricultural damages reported in 9 communities as heavy hailstorm pounds Armenia June 12



Bangladesh landslides kill at least 42 after heavy downpour

Monsoon rains trigger landslide in Bangladesh kills 46

Death toll from Bangladesh landslides rises to 94 after heavy rain

Pre-Dawn Landslides Kill At Least 134 People in Southeast Bangladesh

Thousands returning to shattered homes in Bangladesh



High winds, heavy rain leaves thousands without power in southeastern N.B.

Strong winds cut power to thousands of Quebec homes



Hundreds evacuated in Guizhou following flooding

Torrential rain leaves six dead in China

Observatory lowers signal as Typhoon Merbok leaves after pounding Hong Kong

Torrential rain triggers disaster in China



Six Richter Earthquake Hits South of Lesvos (Video)

6.1 Richter Earthquake; 1 Dead, Major Damages and Injuries on Lesbos

One killed, 11 others injured as strong earthquake hits eastern Greece



Two Dead and Damages Due to 6.6 Earthquake in Guatemala

Many Injured as Quake Hits Guatemalan Border

6.6-magnitude earthquake rattles Guatemala



Windstorm, rain claim 13 lives in Punjab

Mizoram: Two killed in a landslide triggered by heavy rains!

8 killed, 350 houses submerged as floods ravage Mizoram

Ten people washed away by flash floods in Mizoram, over 350 houses damaged

12 dead as rain wreaks havoc across Northeast



Mexican military searches for 7 missing soldiers swept up in mudslide, 2 killed

Mexico recovers 4 more mudslide victims, death toll up to 6



After deadly tornado, Rakhine State braces for more bad weather


United Kingdom

London Fire: Huge blaze engulfs 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of flats in North Kensington

At least 65 people missing or feared dead in London fire

UK to hold inquiry into London tower block fire as death toll rises to 17


The United States of America

Thunderstorm Knocks Out Power to 165,000 in 2 States


Other items of interest

Earthquakes Don't Kill People, Unsafe Constructions Do

Wildfires and climate change are fueling each other, creating a vicious cycle

Monstrous disaster must be stopped

3 Million forest fire prevention plan launched

From victims to game changers: older people can transform disaster risk reduction

UNISDRs Robert Glasser - Data is Key to Disaster Prevention

Disaster risk reduction and the Sendai Framework: What does it mean for UK resilience practitioners?

An Approach to Inclusive, Community-Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for the Asia Region

Disasters and Public Health: Implementing the Sendai Framework

Improving Pakistans fiscal resilience to natural disasters

Mapping dengue fever hazard with machine learning

Fact file: Climate change, food security, and adaptation

Its time we try a new recipe for disaster risk reduction

New international centre of excellence on disaster risk unveiled at SEI Science Forum

Severe weather forecasting demonstration project expands to Eastern Caribbean

Volcanic plumerang could impact human health

Agriculture in developing countries suffered 23% of all damage and loss caused by disasters

Mangroves, coral reefs could cut flood insurance premiums: Lloyd's



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 05 to 09 June 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 05th to 09th June 2017


Asthma sufferers struggle to breathe while bushfire prevention burns cover Perth in smoke



Cyclone Mora: Indian Navy ship rescues 27 in Bangladesh

Cyclone Mora kills five, damages 1000s of homes in Bangladesh



India sizzles under extreme heat wave conditions; Punjabs Bhatinda, UPs Banda record whopping 48 degrees Celsius

Palam 47 degree Celsius: Delhi's hottest day in 2 years

Women, 2 kids killed in landslide

Heat wave kills 10 in Uttar Pradesh; simmering Delhi looks forward to rain, thunderstorm: 10 facts

16 dead in Odisha, 2 in Gujarat as heat wave sweeps through nation



Thousands of Houses Inundated in Sulawesi, 1 Dead and 3 Missing

At Least 3 Dead, 3 Missing in Indonesia Floods

Floods, landslides hit regions



Tropical Storm Beatriz leaves five dead in Mexico

Beatriz death toll reaches six in Oaxaca


South Africa

Death toll in Cape storms, fire rises

8 dead as storm brings rain to drought-hit Cape Town

Fires and worst storm in decades kill nine people in South Africa


Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: UN assists storm victims, seeks to contain diseases 'spiralling out of control'


United Kingdom

Hundreds without power after strong winds and rain

High winds leave hundreds of homes without power

Man killed by falling tree as UK buffeted by high winds


Other items of interest

Myriad ways in which plants handle drought stress

Disaster Risk Reduction Toolkit To Make Cities More Resilient

As natural disasters rise, countries call for action on resilient crisis recovery planning

Map updates risk areas for bushfires

The New European Consensus on Development: Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future

Health facilities in seven Caribbean countries to be transformed to be disaster resistant

EU presents its strategy for more resilient states and societies around the world

From floods to fires, Russia sees stronger climate impacts - but efforts to adapt lag

Prepare better today for tomorrows natural disasters Its possible

Facebook launches disaster maps to help aid workers save lives

Rising sea levels will boost moderate floods in some areas, severe floods in others

Madagascar sees early warning and preparedness as key to cut disaster risk

Insuring against climate risk in Kenya

A housing policy that could almost pay for itself? Think retrofitting

US economy takes $4bn hit from May severe weather; insurance payouts approach $3bn, according to Aon catastrophe report



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 29 May to 02 June 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 29th May to 02nd June 2017


Bangladesh ready with evacuation plans as cyclone nears

Bangladesh raises highest danger warning as cyclone takes aim

1 million in nature's crosshairs as Cyclone Mora makes landfall in Bangladesh

Deadly Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with high winds and rain

Tropical Storm in Bangladesh Kills Three, Destroys Thousands of Homes

Hundreds of thousands displaced as Cyclone Mora causes destruction across Myanmar, Bangladesh



Bihar: 27 killed in rain & hailstorm



Moscow storm: 16 killed in Russian capital and region

Strong Wind, Storms Blamed for 11 Deaths in Moscow; 70 Hurt

Dozen killed, over 120 injured in Moscow as severe storm causes havoc (PHOTO, VIDEO)


South Africa

Cape Town cuts back to survive 'stubborn' drought

Water crisis: Supply interruptions likely - Cape Town

Facing worst drought in 100 years, showers and toilet restrictions imposed in Cape Town


Sri Lanka

Mudslides And Heavy Rain Leave Over 150 Dead In Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan soldiers recover more bodies from mudslides

Death Toll Surpasses 200 In Wake of Sri Lanka Flooding, Mudslides

SL floods: Indian Navy teams deployed; death toll rises to 180

Tropical storm floods Sri Lanka with increased disease and safety risks


United Kingdom

Commuter chaos as torrential rain causes havoc across capital

UK weather: Flood warnings for the South East as three weeks of rain to fall in an hour


The United States of America

Highest aviation alert level issued after Alaskan volcano erupts

Volcano eruption creates 35,000ft high ash cloud in under 1hr (PHOTOS)


Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 22 to 26 May 2017

DRES Receives UN Sasakawa Award

Sendai Framework monitoring starts early 2018

Working Session on Risk Information and Disaster Loss Databases (Document)

East Africa backs Sendai Framework implementation


Other items of interest

Why fighting wildfires often fails -- and what to do about it

200 cities to use new tool to improve disaster-related resilience this year

Aecom and IBM produce disaster resilience guidance

From commitment to action: the local implementation of the Sendai Framework for the achievement of the SDGs

Global Platform Commits to Fostering Linkages among DRR, Climate Action and SDGs

UN disaster resilience guidance for local gov released

Engineers should be trained in disaster management techniques

Tornado Strength Has Larger Effect Than Population on Casualties, Study Says

Urban heat islands leave cities sweltering

CONNECT researchers test smart solutions to address flooding in Dublin

Scientists reveal: Floodplains face uncertain future


Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 22 to 26 May 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 22nd to 26th May 2017

 This edition is sent from the UNISDR Global Platform for DRR in Cancun, Mexico



BC Hydro makes progress restoring power after southern B.C. wind storm



Plane skids off HK runway in heavy rain



Severe heatwave alert in coastal Andhra Pradesh for 48 hours



Mudslide kills girl, 5, in Magodo


Sri Lanka

Heavy rains in Sri Lanka cause havoc with floods, landslides, claim 23 lives

Several people evacuated as heavy rain brings floods

Sri Lanka issues evacuation orders after floods, landslides


Other items of interest

Cape Town drought forcing rethink in some industries boom in others

African countries boost risk knowledge

UNFCCC Process Looks at Climate Change Adaptation, Sustainable Development and DRR Integration

At $1.4 billion, recent hailstorm that hit Denver was likely Colorado's costliest ever

Zim registers progress on Sendai Framework


Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017

Summit aims to substantially increase local strategies on disaster risk

Climate-vulnerable islands in spotlight ahead of UN disaster risk reduction forum in Mexico

UN Disaster Resilience Scorecard to Target Cities

UN business group calls for resilience

Why Disaster Prevention Matters

ACT Statement for the Global Platform for DRR

With focus on natural disasters, UN risk reduction forum opens in Mexico

Leaders agree to resilience measures at Global Platform

Inclusive technology at the Double!

Reducing risk and rebuilding lives after the Ecuador earthquake

Panel urges all countries to improve data on disaster displacement


Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 15 to 19 May 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 15th to 19th May 2017



Over 1,600 people battling forest fire in north China


Democratic Republic of Congo

New cases of Ebola confirmed in DRC



Hailstorm damages crops of 900 farmers

Mumbai: 40 railway track deaths reported during pre-monsoon rain

Heatwave in Delhi at 45 degrees, relief expected soon



Northeast Iran quake leaves 2 dead, 400 injured

At least 3 killed, 225 injured in earthquake in northeastern Iran - UPDATED


United States of America

Lightning Strikes Tree, Kills 1 in Strong New Jersey Thunderstorms

More Storms Hit Midwest, a Day After Tornadoes Leave 2 Dead, Dozens Injured

Tornado kills 1, injures 25 in Barron County

2017 U.S. Tornado Deaths Near Three Dozen, and More Than Half Have Been in Mobile Homes

At Least 1 Dead as Dust Storms Cause Pileups in Illinois


Other items of interest

Words into action guidelines: Build back better in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction (Consultative version)

Words into Action guideline: National Disaster Risk Assessment (Consultative version)

Over 50 pc population lives in disaster-prone areas: Rajnath Singh

Insurance industry braced for more high winds caused by climate change

UNDP & the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Assessing country-level science and technology capacities for implementing the Sendai Framework

Are governments finally facing up to the true cost of disasters?

WMO determines highest death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms

Resilience bonds: A secret weapon against catastrophe

Viet Nam: HCM City to install sensor chips at flooding hotspots

Varied increases in extreme rainfall with global warming

United Kingdom: Climate change likely to increase risk of costly storms

IMF Executive Board adopts decision to enhance the financial safety net for developing countries hit by large natural disasters

China reaffirms disaster risk cooperation commitment

How El Nio forecasts can help prevent cholera deaths in Africa

Special Zika Newsletter May 16 2017

Hurricane forecasters add storm surge warnings this year

Russia to launch forest fire monitoring satellite on July 14

UN recognises 1970 Bengal cyclone as deadliest weather event ever

Adaptation Update: Countries Focus on DRR Targets, Reporting, Links with Paris Agreement and SDG 11

Supporting farmers in Peru recover from El Nio floods and landslides

UN-Habitat Governing Council Endorses Iraqs Draft Resolution to Enhance UN-Habitats Role in Urban Crisis Response

Measures mitigating climate change impacts on children sought


Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017

2017 Global Platform: Agenda

2017 Global Platform: Official Programme

U.N. disaster forum to push for risk-cutting plans, finance

Why Multi-hazard Early Warning Makes Sense

Health emergencies: a role for risk reduction


Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 08 to 12 May 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 08th to 12th May 2017



Hailstorm damages 100 houses in Lhamoizingkha



Montreal, Laval declare states of emergency over flooding

Floods wreak havoc in Canada as Montreal declares emergency

3 missing in Quebec and British Columbia

Quebec floods: More troops, dikes and rain

Flooding expected to be 'unlike anything ever seen' warns Kelowna mayor



8 killed, 23 injured as earthquake measuring 5.5 on Richter scale hits China

Earthquake measuring 5.5 hits China; at least 8 killed, 20 injured



Guatemala volcano eruption subsides after hasty evacuations



Hailstorm plunges city into darkness



10-year-old killed by floods as heavy rains pound the country

Heavy Rains Kill Five More At the Coast, Cause Landslides in Nyeri



Strong winds in Kanni leave one dead

Strong winds wreak havoc in 70 villages



Bihar: At least 15 dead in thunderstorms


New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone Donna becomes Category 5 storm, worst May storm on record in South Pacific



Heatwave intensifies amid power outages


South Korea

Korean government moves to extinguish forest fire


The United States of America

Wildfire on Georgia/Florida line worsens, 140,000 acres burning, residents evacuated


Other items of interest

Emergency weather alerts system questioned in wake of Cyclone Debbie

UK - Wettest place in England is 'bone dry' amid fears of a summer drought

University of Indonesia successfully creates research innovations on disaster mitigation

Early warning systems go global

Selecting Measures and Designing Strategies for Integrated Flood Management: A Guidance Document, April 2017

Building Indias disaster health systems: A lot to be accomplished

PERILS expects losses of $823m from Tropical Storm Debbie

Coherence of Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Change Adaptation and Sendai framework on Disaster Risk Reduction at the International Perspective

Disaster health systems in India

India shares jump to record on forecast of stronger monsoon rain

How to survive the next Diwali smog in Delhi: Himalayan yak may hold the key

Urban disasters highlight need for resilience in Africa

Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health-EDRM): Developing the Research Field within the Sendai Framework Paradigm

Indian Ocean countries prepare as tsunami threat grows

Canada: Documents show many cities are wary of mapping flood risks, making data public

Too complex to measure? Exploring the dynamic processes of resilience and recovery

Threats of cyber-attack, natural disaster and supply chain failure inform new country-by-country resilience rankings

Urban disasters highlight need for resilience in Africa

As droughts worsen, phones and radios lead way to water for Niger's herders

ICSU and IRDR publish set of policy briefs to inform the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Its IndicatorsWhere Does Health Fit in?



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 02 to 05 May 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 02nd to 05th May 2017

*This bulletin covers a shorter week due to Monday 01 May being a Bank Holiday in the UK*



1,345 Chinese firefighters tackle blaze that spread from Russia

Thousands people battle forest fire in north China

Beijing hit by new air pollution crisis as huge sandstorm blows in



Women in Drought-Hit Kerela Dig 180 Wells to Ensure Availability of Water

Hailstorm, rain damage crops on 4,228 hectare land in district


New Zealand

Wintry blast follows night of damage from strong winds across lower North Island


The United States of America

Sunday storms kill two in Mississippi; more bad weather coming

Girl dies, thousands lose power during storms in Nashville area

Lightning strikes lead to 2 house fires in East Memphis; damage estimated at more than $600k

More rain hits Missouri after deadly weekend flooding

Towns Flooded Across Arkansas, Missouri as Rivers Rise; 20 Dead in Weekend Storms

At Least 5 Dead From Severe Weather System Headed Our Way


Other items of interest

CODATA 2017 Conference, 'Global Challenges and Data-Driven Science - Abstract submissions now open

Fort McMurray recovery from 2016 forest fire plods along

ICBA joins forces with partners to set up first-ever operational drought monitoring system in Jordan

Al Rumaihi stresses need to understand disaster threats

Conflicting actions, bane of effective disaster management

Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update: Arctic Climate Shifts, Regions Enhance DRR

'From Sendai to Cancun: with a renewed commitment to disaster risk

reduction for resilience

Cayman gears up for 2017 hurricane season

Global preparedness partnership: A framework document

Overcoming Barriers to Meeting the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Building a more resilient Afghanistan

Climate is changing So the way we manage roads needs to change as well

Arab region sets stance for Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Building resilience in vulnerable communities in Tuvalu

Drylands face 4 C warming under Paris Agreement goal

Nordic Development Fund teams up with ECA and partners on unique climate resilience facility

Connecting climate resilience to the bottom line

Caribbean rolls out plans to reduce climate change hazards

Earthquake probability maps show nearly all of Japan at risk

State disaster mgmt team to take part in Mexico meet

Consolidating resilience endeavours

The U.S. Likely Just Experienced Its Sixth Billion-Dollar Weather Disaster of 2017



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 24 to 28 April 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 24th April to 28th April 2017


Dominican Republic

Torrential Rain Floods Streets in Dominican Republic's Barahona Province

Almost 15,000 Homeless due to Rains, Flooding in the Dominican Republic



More villagers homeless after Masvingo hailstorm

Landslides after heavy pre-monsoon rain in Mizoram



DHO confirms weather-related deaths in Tharparkar



Violent storm leaves four dead across Turkey


The United States of America

Florida Firefighters Face at Least 32 Wildfires

Wildfires rage near Georgia border as Florida issues state of emergency

Worst flooding since Hurricane Matthew swamps N. Carolina

Gov. Roy Cooper warns North Carolina residents of worst flooding since Hurricane Matthew

At Least 1 Dead as Widespread Flash Flooding Swamps Raleigh, North Carolina

Second Death Confirmed in North Carolina Flooding


Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 22 to 26 May 2017

EU to play major role at Global Platform in Mexico

Australia integrates climate and disaster risk

Sweden serious about Sendai


Other items of interest

Flooding Was Nearly Three Times Deadlier Than Tornadoes and Lightning Combined in 2015-16, NOAA Says

Put a price on the costs of disasters, says U.N. risk chief

India's killer heat wave claims 4,620 lives in last four years

Stakeholders endorse national plan for disaster risk reduction

Fort McMurray One Year Later: 'Wildfires are becoming larger and more complex and harder to fight'

South Africa: Minister Aaron Motsoaledi - China-Africa Health Ministers Conference

FNC demands effective emergency management plan

New study: California drought increased electricity bills and air pollution

Nigeria validates disaster risk reduction blueprints

Cold weather linked to mortality risks in Texas, research shows

A climate in crisis: How climate change is making drought and humanitarian disaster worse in East Africa

UNOCHA - South America: Heavy Rains and Floods Situation Report N 4 (As of 24 April 2017)

The Role of Financial Services in Humanitarian Crises


Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 18 to 21 April 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 18th to 21st April 2017

*This bulletin covers a shorter week due to Monday 17 April being a Bank Holiday in the UK*



Kaslo homes evacuated after mudslide

Heavy rains, major flooding close about 10 streets in Dundas



Landslide Kills at Least 16 in Manizales as Heavy Rains Continue to Devastate Colombia

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes

Deadly landslides hit Colombia for 2nd time in 2 weeks



Soaring mercury bakes India in April

Heatwave: Vacations in schools to begin early

Sizzling at 43 Degrees, Hyderabad Breaks 10-Year Heat Record



Death toll rises to 35 in flood, landslide in western and northwestern Iran

Iran floods kill at least 30

Flash floods kill at least 25 in East Azarbaijan province



At least 7 dead in Cebu floods

At least nine dead in Cebu flooding



Hailstorm leaves 19 families homeless

Death from hippo anthrax: Villagers feast on infected meat, 1 dies, 11 under treatment


Upcoming events

WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine - 25 to 28 April 2017

Resilient Cities 2017: 8th Global Forum on Urban Resilience & Adaptation - Reviewing local progress on the resilience targets of SDG 11

Healthcare Resilience to Major Disasters: Learning from the Past to Design a Better Future

AGSE 2017: 8th International Summer School and Conference - Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment


Other items of interest

India - District administration to use social media for awareness against heatwave

New Landslide Forecasts Could Save Lives

The UK researchers seeking origins of China's smog

Mexico: Lessons from 1985 earthquake

Consortia Identify Indicators to Make SDGs Work for Climate Change Hotspots

Leverage on Science, Technology and Innovation to Strengthen Disaster Management

Sweeping climate change plan adopted by Bay Area air board

Study defines thunderstorm asthma epidemic conditions

How to prepare for wildfires so you can escape safely if a blaze approaches

MfD: Czech arable land massively shrinks due to erosion

How to Reduce Risk from Extreme Weather Events

As quake-prone Asia urbanises, shoddy construction raises disaster risk

Report identifies grand challenges for scientific community to better prepare for volcanic eruptions

Viet Nam: Climate change threatens water security

Sustainable development through early warning systems and forecasting

At risk: New report urges preparedness planning for NICUs

Preparing transport for an uncertain climate future: I dont have a crystal ball, but I have a computer

Earthquake tests on cheap, safe multi-storey building 'promising'

Community-based disaster risk management and school safety programmes launched in Balochistan

Arlene forms as only the second tropical storm on record in April

In Cuba, getting children back into classrooms after Hurricane Matthew

Call for impact-based weather forecast model



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 10 to 13 April 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 10th to 13th April 2017

*This bulletin covers a shorter week due to Friday 14 April being a Bank Holiday in the UK*



Colombia Mudslide Death Toll Now at 320, Disaster Management Authorities Say



Ethiopia Declares Another Diarrhea Outbreak



Rain Plays Havoc In City

Heatwave grips Gujarat again; to intensify further



Sabah mudslide survivor dies of bacterial infection

Sabah mudslide: Body of 11-year-old boy found


New Caledonia

Tropical Cyclone Cook Makes Landfall in New Caledonia in the South Pacific

Cyclone Cook claims one life in New Caledonia

Cyclone slams New Caledonia, mining suspended


New Zealand

Cyclone Cook: Evacuations as huge storm lashes north NZ


Sri Lanka

Government allocates Rs. 7 billion for drought relief for 200,000 families


United States of America

High Winds, Blowing Dust Causing Problems Across Southwest

Overnight Tornado Near Wausau Causes Damage

Officials track slow Washington landslide near 2014 disaster

Florida Fire Emergency: State's Largest Blaze Continues to Grow


Other items of interest

Governor Brown Declares Historic Drought Over

U.S. Hurricane Forecasters Embark on Preparedness Mission to Mexico and Caribbean

Stepping up resilience in the Maldives

Extreme Weather: Why the impact will be felt more widely

Six months after Hurricane Matthew, food, shelter still scarce in Haiti

Communicating tsunami evacuations effectively

UNDP and Government of Tonga conduct community consultations in support of coastal resilience project

Mongolian PM makes Sendai pledge

Survey: Exploring how language is used in CCA & DRR domains

Hundreds of millions of poor menaced by 'silent killer': heat

China to relocate millions of people away from disaster zones

Reversing the cycle of risk in Ethiopia



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 03 - 07 April 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 03rd April to 07th April 2017


Queensland Cyclone Debbie: Five people killed in horror weather

Floodwaters still rising as police search for missing



China vows fresh smog crackdown as toxic air shrouds capital



Colombia Mudslide Sends Rescuers and Relatives on Race to Find Survivors

More than 200 dead, many missing in Colombia mudslides

Colombia landslide kills more than 250, hundreds injured and missing

Death toll in Colombia mudslide passes 250 as rescue efforts continue

Colombian mudslide disaster: Hundreds still missing



Guatemala's Fuego Volcano Shoots Ash 3 Miles High



Heat wave continues to grip Indian states; Odishas Balangir sizzles at 44.2 deg C

70 houses damaged by hail storm in Mizoram

Hailstorm lashes NE states; 2 dead, nearly 1000 People Rendered Homeless

Rain claims two lives in Manipur, destroys houses

3 Soldiers Killed In Avalanche, Hundreds Stranded After Landslides In Jammu And Kashmir

Four killed due to torrential rain in Jammu and Kashmir



Heavy Rainfall Hinders Search for Missing After Deadly Indonesian Landslide

Indonesia landslide search halted amid heavy rains

Heavy rain halts search for missing in Indonesia landslide

Nearly 1,000 to be evacuated as volcano-seismic activity rises in E. Indonesia



Powerful earthquake hits near Iran's Mashhad city

One dead, 34 injured after strong earthquake in Iran



Hailstorm destroys crops in Pokhara


New Zealand

Heavy rain from ex-cyclone Debbie batters New Zealand

Day of flooding, landslips and blackouts as ex-Cyclone Debbie's remnants batter NZ

Flights resume at Wellington Airport after storm crashes air traffic system

New Zealand floods force evacuations after Tropical Storm Debbie


South Africa

Emergency desalinated water solutions for drought-stricken areas of South Africa


The United States of America

Deadly Tornado Super Cell Storm Sweeps Across Louisiana

Storm damage in Alabama: Lightning, tornado damage more than 25 homes


Other items of interest

3/11 disaster still exacting a heavy toll on schools in Tohoku region

Colombia is mourning #WeAreAllMocoa

Hurricane Matthew officially deadliest Atlantic storm in more than a decade

Weather, existing socio-economic factors compounded Colombian landslide tragedy UN agency

Urban Californians still conserving water

Six months after Hurricane Matthew, a food and nutritional crisis is beginning in Haiti: We must react

Deforestation likely behind deadly Sabah mudslide, says expert

Over 1 million affected by brutal flooding, landslides in Peru

500 Colombian towns face landslide risk

Safe Schools - Regional education ministers end meeting in Antigua

Turkey tackles earthquake risk

Q&A: Frank Thomalla on lessons from disaster risk reduction in Indonesia

Number of new flu viruses emerging globally heightens pandemic threat

Disaster resilience: a top issue for tourist trade

New global flood map tackles top worldwide natural hazard risk

UNECE and OSCE support the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in reaching an important milestone towards climate change adaptation in the Dniester River basin

Shocked by Indian quake damage, ex-bricklayer makes disaster-proof buildings her mission



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 27 to 31 March 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 27th to 31st March 2017


Cyclone Debbie: Woman in Australia dies in crash as wild weather hits

Thousands shelter as 'screaming, howling' Cyclone Debbie hits north Australia

ISS video captures the monstrous scale of Cyclone Debbie as tropical storm batters Australia

Cyclone Debbie makes landfall with destructive winds

Cyclone Debbie: Deaths feared in Australia flood emergency

Towns underwater, people missing in floods following Cyclone Debbie

Torrential rain, floods hamper Australia cyclone relief

Dont forget refugees and migrants when tackling risk



Fire destroys 15 acres of forest area in Yadgir

Heatwave grips Central and West India, mercury to soar more

Hailstorm damages mango, cashew crops

Mumbai sizzles with hot weather, mercury settles at 35C

Sunstroke claims two lives in Maharashtra, many states reel under heatwave



Fires in Myanmar blanket the far North in smog



Mudslide buries Peruvian village, leaving little to claim

Emergency Assistance to Peru in Response to the Flood Disaster Caused by Heavy Rain

Peru: Floods Have Caused Billions In Damage

Peru floods: Four killed as Piura bursts its banks


United Arab Emirates

Two-year-old among five dead in UAE torrential rain

Over 1,400 accidents during rains in Dubai


United States of America

Lightning starts fire at Branson condo; 60 people evacuated

Dangerous winds leave more than 13,000 customers in Southland without power

Winds knock down trees, crush cars, cut power to 13,000 in L.A.


European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction

Dont sideline women from disaster risk reduction

People are the core of disaster risk reduction

Disaster resilience European Committee of the Regions mobilises to turn global commitments into local action

Local, strategic and economic: a recipe for risk reduction

Georgia participated in EFDRR Open Forum 2017


Other items of interest

Disaster education / Survival class helps pupils prepare

Volcanic eruption could cost large cities up to US$30 billion, new Swiss Re model says

Thunderstorm asthma study reveals thousands at risk

UAEs coastal cities at high risk from rising sea levels

Are policy makers ready to prioritise climate resilience for the poorest?

Climate change and gender Are we risking perverse gender outcomes?

Six years after tsunami Japan is finding ways to work with nature

Climate change's toll on mental health

Chile's "city of disasters" steps up climate change protection

Weather whiplash triggered by changing climate will degrade Midwests drinking water, researcher says



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 20 to 24 March 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 20th March to 24th March 2017


Strong winds cause damage across Georgia



Hailstorm in Garo Hills kills 1, damages houses

Wrath of Nature: Mawkyrwat experiences worse weather condition

542 forest fires in Telangana in just 2 days



Power restored to thousands of homes after bad weather



People are walking miles for clean water in drought-struck Kenya and finding none

Kenya: Gripped by drought, 14,000 Kilifi residents get e-water access



Death toll climbs to 72 as floods, mudslides hit Peru

Peru faces more rain as floods and landslides make thousands homeless

Perus worst weather in two decades leaves 84 dead and 110,000 homeless


United States of America

One Killed in Georgia as Severe Thunderstorms Rattle the South

2 homes destroyed, 250 saved in Bryceville wildfire


Other items of interest

European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR)

Gender-Responsive Strategies for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR Side Event)

Early Warnings and Climate Risk (EFDRR Side Event)

Science and Technology to support Disaster Risk Reduction in Europe (EFDRR Side Event)

Texas Wildfires Caused Over $21 Million in Damage

Government to convene high-level meeting for disaster risk reduction

Peru floods highlight challenge of a warming planet

How Climate Change Covered China in Smog

Two Years Later, Tropical Storm Erika Is Still Holding Back Dominicas Economy

Helen Clark: Keynote Speech at Istanbul Development Dialogues

Satellite data secure rice farmers income in Southeast Asia

Forecasting for catastrophes: How investment in weather services can save lives and grow economies

United Sates: Wireless Emergency Alerts continue to save lives; and we are hearing about it

Asias water politics near the boiling point

Tsunami evacuation exercise draws record 25% of British Virgin Islands population

How recycled water could revolutionise sustainable development



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 13 to 17 March 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 13th to 17th March 2017


Updated: Tornado At Airport Damages Plane, Cars

Strong squall strikes Nassau airport



Thousands flee central Chile forest fire

Chile Volcano Eruption Spurs Hundreds of Quakes



Ethiopia trash dump landslide kills more than 60

Ethiopia landslide: Number of dead at rubbish dump hits 113

Addis Ababa: Death toll hits 113 in rubbish landslide



2 workers killed in mudslide at Kondapur complex site

Lightning kills 6 as hailstorms hit Marathwada



Dramatic video shows people fleeing violent eruption on Mount Etna

Mount Etna: BBC crew caught up in volcano blast



Madagascar cyclone death toll reaches 50, authorities say

Nearly 300,000 effected by Madagascar storm


New Zealand

Thunderstorms, heavy rain cause powercuts, evacuations in Auckland and Northland

Clean-up continues for flood-hit Auckland as massive sink hole appears



18 dead in mudslide as floods continue to wreak havoc in Peru

Deadly floods continue to devastate Peru

Woman emerges from swirling debris after mudslide in Peru


United States of America

High winds in Michigan knock out power to 1mn customers

5 Die in Detroit Apartment Fire as High Winds Batter Great Lakes

Hurricane-force winds knock out power to 200,000 customers

Abbott Declares 6 Texas Counties Disasters After Wildfires

Wildfires Burn More Than 1 Million Acres, Taking 7 Lives


Other items of interest

UN Development Programme, Tohoku University, and Fujitsu Start Joint Project to Mitigate Major Natural Disaster Damage

Early Flood Warning Saves Lives

Preparing for climate and disaster migration

Disaster Risk Reduction: An Insurance Policy for Sustainable Development

From springs start to sea heat, data tells tale of climate action

Curbing Chinas particulate smog can save 3 million lives a year, study finds

IBC supports regional platform for disaster risk reduction outcomes, vows to continue working with government

Nature-based approaches to help reduce disaster risks

Hail of a year: 2016 storm season was the costliest on record in Texas

The 'Anticipatory Anxiety' of Waiting for Disaster

Earthquakes shaking up New Zealands water systems

2016 Ecuador tsunami and tremor data could predict future earthquake impact, analysis suggests

Investing for a changing climate

Natural measures to prevent floods valuable but not a silver bullet, say researchers

Protecting people from sand and dust storms

Scientists develop a system that predicts the behavior of tsunamis in less than ten minutes

Increase in extreme sea levels could endanger European coastal communities

Private sector "key role" in reducing disaster risk "collectively"

Voices of Youth mapping risk around the globe

How Mexicos army builds resilience

Staying safe from disasters pays, but will funders listen?



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 06 to 10 March 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 06th March to 10th March 2017



Cyclone Blanche misses NT mainland as it tracks towards north coast of Western Australia

Flooding remains after Cyclone Blanche



Southern India reels under drought, Tamil Nadu worst hit

Drought grips southern India, set to worsen in summer



Three killed as cyclone Enawo batters Madagascar

Cyclone kills at least five people as it slams into Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Enawo Kills 3 in Madagascar; Hundreds Left Homeless

Cyclone Enawo: Death toll rises as storm makes landfall


New Zealand

Auckland roads inundated with flooding after night of torrential rain

Whiritoa bears brunt of Coromandel flooding

Flash floods, landslides and power cuts strike Waiheke Island, causing widespread damage

Thunderstorms, heavy rain cause powercuts, evacuations in Auckland and Northland



Floods submerge 4 villages in Tubod, Lanao Norte



Somalia: 'People are dying of hunger...there's no water'

Somalia drought: More than 100 die from hunger in one region

Somalia's worsening drought


United States of America

Tornado Rips Through Illinois As Severe Storms Threaten Midwest

Oklahoma emergency managers: At least 24 wildfires reported

People allowed back in homes after Onslow County forest fire caused evacuations

Nearly Four Dozen Tornadoes Confirmed in Midwest, South on March 6-7

Wildfires Across 4 States Leave at Least 6 Dead

Plains Wildfires Nearly Double in Size: Six Dead, Thousands Evacuated

5 dead, more injured in wind-whipped Detroit apartment fire

Hurricane-force gusts blast New York State; 200,000 lose power

Strong Winds Leave Thousands Powerless


Fifth Regional Platform for DRR in the Americas

Americas to agree on Sendai Framework action plan

UN-backed forum in Montreal set to agree region-wide disaster risk reduction plan

UN urges Haiti support ahead of major disaster risk-reduction conference

Hurricane Matthew: UN seeks backing for $2.7bn Haiti recovery plan

Global conference renews call to reduce greenhouse gas

Disasters in Americas show challenge of meeting global risk reduction targets senior UN Official

Indigenous peoples are key players in disaster risk reduction

Americas region crafts disaster risk reduction plan

International Women's Day: UN Call for Greater Role for Women in Disaster Risk Management

Haiti and why we need more women managing disaster risk

Americas region adopts 'historic' disaster risk reduction plan at UN-backed forum in Montreal

Canadas private sector joins global resilience drive


Other items of interest

China's premier unveils smog-busting plan to 'make skies blue again'

Smog From Asian Cities Is Ruining U.S. Air Quality

United Kingdom - Businesses take on task of trying to clear Londons air

China wants water from Russia's Lake Baikal to irrigate drought-hit regions

African Risk Capacity and the African Development Bank partner to strengthen African countries struggling with climate disasters

Tsunamis: What can the ocean floor tell us about the next disaster?

Flickr tags could help predict floods

Afghanistan Meteorological Department reconnects with the world

Men and women farmers in Benin are responding differently to climate change

The 'supers' who can predict the future: can we learn how to see disaster coming?

3rd Call for Expression of Interest Quantifying risk and recovery of disasters

How Europes coastal cities can cope with rising sea levels

Insurance vital, but no magic bullet to fight drought in Africa

Open Learning Campus - Accelerating Solutions through Learning

Volunteers as a mobilizing force in disaster risk reduction processes

Government of Japan allocates US$11.9 million for governance, disaster risk reduction in Kyrgyzstan



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 27 February to 03 March 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin 27th February to 03rd March 2017


Lake created by coal waste landslide floods Bosnian highway

Flood from lake created by landslide closes major highway in Bosnia



Heavy rains in Chile cause floods, landslides that kill 3

Chile floods leave 4 million people in Santiago without water



Storm in eastern China kills four people, injures 22 others

6 dead, at least 20 injured in east China storm



Drought bleeds South India dry: No water for fish, birds or fishermen scenes from Shivamogga

Hailstorm caused crop loss worth Rs 75 crore, relief to farmers soon



Massive landslide closes Sgr-Jmu highway

Earthquake jolts Lahore, Islamabad and KP



Floods, landslides unleash havoc in Perus Andes


United States of America

Storms 60mph winds, lightning caused mass power outages across Hudson Valley

Storms leave trail of brutal damage across area

Roofs ripped off, roads flooded as severe weather moves through central Ohio



Storm-induced floods wreak havoc in Zimbabwe

Floods in Zimbabwe kill 246 since December

Children 'swept away by floods' in southern Zimbabwe


Other items of interest

Statement on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region in Oslo Humanitarian Conference

Typhoon Committee: Improved early warnings save lives

FG Develops Draft National Plan for Implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction

Czech switch to Sendai Framework

Mudslide from an earthquake destroys abundant sea life in New Zealand

Nigeria develops Sendai Framework plan to curb disaster risk

President stresses effective strategy for disaster risk reduction

Extreme temperatures may increase risk for low birth weight at term, NIH study suggests

Humans Are Responsible for 84 Percent of Wildfires in the U.S.

Kings College London - Robert Glasser: The UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Caribbean Leaders Want Swifter Action on Climate Funding

Mexicos Maya could predict hurricanes

Saving and Empowering Lives: Partnership between the United Nations and the European Union in 2014-2015

Pakistan 7th most vulnerable country to climate change

Inland communities bear the brunt of hurricane-related flood damage

ECHO's compilation of good practices contributes to resilience in the Caribbean

New USGS maps identify potential ground-shaking hazards in 2017




Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 20 to 24 February 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 20th February to 24th February 2017



Sydney owners count the cost of violent hailstorm

Tens of millions in losses expected following Sydney hail storm



Dozens of homes destroyed as Chile's wildfires continue to burn

Chile wildfire burns down 40 homes, 8,600 acres



Indonesia hit by widespread flooding due to torrential rain

Jakarta floods: Thousands of homes inundated as torrential rain batters city



Torrential Rain Strikes Many Cities in Morocco


South Africa

Floods after hailstorm

Dramatic footage shows floods sweeping through SA

Three die in flooding in North West province.



Torrential Rain Sparks Damaging Flash Floods in Malaga, Spain

Malaga flash floods rip through Spanish city, destroying cars and homes


United Kingdom

Storm Doris: 'weather bomb' causes transport chaos across UK

Woman killed as Storm Doris is officially upgraded to a weather bomb

Storm Doris death under investigation as calmer weather returns to UK


United States of America

Flooding, Landslide Triggered By Southern California Storm

Several injured, 150 homes damaged in record-setting central Texas storms

Tornadoes rip through San Antonio on President's Day

"It Felt Like an Apocalypse': Some San Jose, California, Residents Allowed Back to Flooded Homes



Tropical storm Dineo leaves hundreds homeless

Tropical storm Dineo: Rescue under way for at least 100 Zimbabweans still stranded by floods


Other items of interest

The Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development - registration for online viewing

Extreme heat, cold can kill older adults in their homes

Drought in Somalia: Time is Running Out

Florida Introduces New App to Warn Residents About Wildfires

Nigeria must learn to prepare for disasters - Hon. Isa

GFDRR: Sights Set on a Resilient Future

Is extreme weather pattern the new normal?

Capitalising on Sri Lankas location to manage disasters and achieve SDGs

OPINION: Disaster preparedness and politics

Project Noah continues - It is coming back home to up

Europe leads on resilient cultural heritage

Rivers in the sky: Why California is flooding

India: Advance preparations started for tackling heat wave this year

Evacuation who does and who doesnt?

Afghanistan: Disaster risk reduction document prepared

Peru: PeruSAT-1 satellite images contribute to disaster prevention

A new partnership to enhance the climate resilience of transport infrastructure

Bluesky announces new online flood risk map of the UK

Managing flooding by working with nature

Is climate change causing more UK floods?

Overlooked data source improves quake intensity maps




Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 13 to 17 February 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 13th February to 17th February 2017



Australia bushfires: 'Most buildings' in tiny town damaged

Nearly 100 bushfires raging in Australia's New South Wales state

Severe thunderstorm snaps trees, damages houses north-west of Brisbane

Firefighters try to get upper hand after NSW bushfires destroy at least 30 homes



Cold weather in Taiwan linked to 150 deaths in five days

Taiwan cold spell death toll rises to 64 over weekend



France avalanche: Four killed at Tignes ski resort

At least 4 people have been killed after an avalanche hit the Tignes ski resort in the French Alps



Flood, landslide in central Indonesia injures 8, force some 5,000 to flee home



Mongolian herders need aid to weather second big freeze: Red Cross



Four dead in the wake of Dineo


New Zealand

Large Hawke's Bay fire destroys homes, may burn for days

Evacuations as Christchurch wildfire threatens harbour community

Christchurch: More than 1,000 people evacuated as New Zealand bushfire rages into fourth day

Christchurch bushfires destroy 11 properties

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires spread in New Zealand


Saudi Arabia

One dead, hundreds rescued as floods hit Saudi Arabia's Asir region

Two dead as torrential rain hits Saudi


United States of America

Evacuation order remains for 188,000 as California dam threat collapse looms

Lake Oroville timeline: $100 million in damage, evacuees returning but more rain on the way

3 rescued from cars after heavy rain hits Santa Clarita

Heavy rains bring landslides, flooding to Washington state


Other items of interest

Speakers announced - The Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development

Chinas Steel Capacity Cuts Obscured by Smog

The case for the PHL as Asia's disaster management hub

Central Africa spurs disaster risk reduction

Disaster readiness campaign launched

Risk Award will honour hi-tech plan to beat disasters

Australia: Climate change doubled the likelihood of the New South Wales heatwave

South Sudan launches UNEP-supported national action plan to tackle climate change

Creating virtual storms to help design coastal defences and coastal flood warning systems

Can artificial intelligence predict earthquakes?

Electricity and internet connectivity critical for disaster risk reduction

Haiti radio drama teaches people how to stay alive during disasters

Canada: Emergency Management Office (EMO) to get new flood-risk tool

Regional Emergency Meeting for emerging pests and diseases kicks off in Harare, Zimbabwe

Survey on comprehensive school safety project and policy mapping

Technical assessments underpin the success of ecosystem-based adaptation

Wood markets play a critical role in wildfire prevention

India: First white paper for holistic flood preparation in the works

We need a comprehensive housing approach to deal with heatwaves

Positioned for action: Displacement in the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction




Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 06 to 10 February 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 06th February to 10th February 2017



Heavy rain hits Victoria as emergency crews respond to more than 100 calls

Apartment building evacuated as Sydney storm brings flash flooding and rescue callouts

100 people inside Sydney building on verge of collapse

Storm downgraded as Sydney recovers from savage weather



City of Toronto issues extreme cold weather alert

Windchill down to -32 C tonight; city under Extreme Cold Weather Alert

Extreme cold weather alert continues for Toronto



Flooding in Fiji - but no cyclone

'First time' flooding event across the South Pacific amid ongoing heavy rainfall



Violent storms batter France and Spain

250,000 homes without power as storm hits SW France



Heavy rain, snowfall, wind-storm cause havoc; 180 houses damaged, 2 killed

1 die in rain-related incident in J-K, parts of north India



Bali landslides kill 12 people as torrential rain hits Indonesia

12 killed by landslides as heavy rain hits Bali

12 killed, 5 injured in Indonesia landslides



Cyclone Carlos to give heavy rains in Mauritius


United States of America

Heavy rain causes landslides, road closures in Newport

High winds cause widespread damage across county

Louisiana tornado tally: 6 different tornadoes struck, officials say


Other items of interest

After months of choking smog, Beijing to cut coal use by 30 percent

Tamil Nadu water woes: Early warning systems can help soften droughts blow

Chiles fires: reaching everyone

WHO/Europe strengthens resilience of hospitals during and after emergencies

Mexico Platform to review Sendai implementation

Pakistan launches first disaster risk insurance framework

Risk-prone Philippines steps up urban resilience

PM for coordinated UN conventions for disaster reduction

IGAD to Build Resilience to Disasters through Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation

Major increase in Swedens funding for disaster risk reduction

Facebook creates 'Community Help' feature for disaster assistance

Cheap technology could predict Nepals flood risks

Droughts and flooding rains already more likely as climate change plays havoc with Pacific weather

In Japan tsunami city, people power turns disaster into opportunity

Seniors train to tackle emergencies

Supporting training for emergency response to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear incidents

Project drawing on recovery lessons from Hurricane Sandy aims to improve U.S. resilience and disaster preparedness

Russia starts work on climate adaptation strategy

BNPB Indonesia launches open-source platform to crowdsource flood information

Supporting decisions in the case of extreme weather

Global consortium formed to educate leaders on climate and health

Data about global water cycle a few clicks away



Back to top Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 30 Jan to 03 Feb 2017

Global Hazards Weekly Bulletin - 30th January to 03rd February 2017



21 People Die In Cold Weather Across The Country

Freezing weather claims 9 more lives in Jawzjan

Close to 50 killed in snow in Afghanistan



Military arrives to help after deadly East Coast ice storm

Soldiers helping N.B. residents get power back a week after ice storm

Two killed during ice storm



11 dead as wildfires engulf Chilean countryside, foul play suspected

Chile wildfires: At least 11 die in catastrophe

Over 100 Wildfires Rage across Chile



Violent mudslide in Peru sends car slamming into trailer, 3 left dead

Heavy rains and mudslides in Peru causes death, widespread destruction

Heavy rains kill at least four people and displace thousands in Peru



People dying of drought in Somalia as UN issues pre-famine alert

Drought leaves an estimated 6.5 million children at risk of hunger in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya

Somalia Drought Conditions Jan 2017


South Africa

Flash floods, sinkholes reported as more heavy rain headed for Joburg

Gauteng downpour causes chaos, kills teenage girl



Doctor: More than 200 residents in besieged East Ghouta have tuberculosis


United States of America

Mudslide affects at least 3 homes in Hollywood Hills, taking down power lines, L.A. Fire Department says

Crews Battling 2 Wildfires in Southeastern Oklahoma

1 dead as ice slams the Northern Colorado area



Landslide, impassable bridges as heavy rains pound Matabeleland South


Other items of interest

Paris tries something different in the fight against smog

Gov't to stop Project NOAH due to 'lack of funds'

Even after epic storms, groundwater still depleted by drought

It snowed 5.7 trillion gallons of water in California this January

Red Crescent teams swift to respond to Iran earthquake

Latin America, Caribbean and UN craft blueprint to tackle hunger

Thunderstorm asthma: report finds agencies failed to share information

Q&A: The Philippines' Aspirations To Be A Disaster Management Hub

UN backs accountability on disaster losses

Protect wetlands to reduce disaster risk

Nepal's airports prepare for future natural disasters

Floodplains and flooding risk prevention

Towards better forecasts of slab avalanches

Satellite based earlywarning system for South Asia drought risk reduction

United States: Flooding disasters cost billions in 2016

Non-reporting "Did You Feel It" areas can improve intensity maps