#Adaptation & #resilience learning towards #DRR. Founder of edu4DRR network. Research Scientist @CIWRO_/@NOAANSSL #Geographer. Views mine.
Feb 18 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
What is a ‘#stingjet’? The jets get their name from their resemblance to the sting in a scorpion’s tail, spotted as they develop on satellite images, where the end of the so-called cold conveyor is marked by a hook-shaped cloud with a point at the end. theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/f…
A strong jet stream can generate a new storm every day or two as
a narrow, focused region of extremely strong winds embedded within the larger area of strong winds and lasting just a few hours, potentially in #StormEunice#stingjet#wxtwitter.
Dec 13, 2021 • 15 tweets • 10 min read
THREAD: Individuals with access and functional needs (#AFN), such as adults with #disabilities, may have additional needs that must be considered in planning for, responding to, and recovering from a #disaster or public health emergency. This guide from: phe.gov/emergency/even…
C = #Communication
Individuals with communication needs may speak American Sign Language (#ASL), have limited English proficiency (#LEP), use braille print or use other auxiliary aids and devices to communicate or navigate their environment...
Today is International Day of #Disaster Risk Reduction. A recent report found investment uneven/poorly directed “Every US$100 spent on disaster-related development aid, only 50 cents are invested in protecting development from the impact of disasters” #DRRundrr.org/news/covid-19-…
The bulk of the spending, US119.8 billion was earmarked for emergency/ #disaster response and US$7.7 billion was spent on reconstruction, relief, and rehabilitation. This is the wrong way around. It is short-sighted and undermines climate change adaption by poorer countries.
Never use a #generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area.
Keep these devices outdoors, away from doors, windows and vents that could allow #carbonmonoxide (CO) to come indoors.
THREAD: My research was published today in the International Journal Of Disaster Risk Reduction (#DRR) The link is below. I wanted to take you through it in a series of graphics and infographics. So here goes....
So #ICYMI#OnThisDay in 1974, and into the following day, was the #Tornado#SuperOutbreak This montage of images is on the @NWS pages at: weather.gov/iln/19740403
I have the following image as a poster in my office for several reasons, which I will expound upon in subsequent tweets. Firstly it was produced by hand by Theodore ‘Ted’ Fujita, who developed the F-scale (later the EF-Scale based in wind intensity and damage.
Apr 2, 2021 • 12 tweets • 4 min read
I’m sick/tired of politicians claiming that they will build back better, having stolen the idea from the UN disasters strategy: “Building Back Better (BBB) is a strategy aimed at reducing the risk to the people of nations and communities in the wake of future disasters and shocks
...The BBB approach integrates #disaster risk reduction measures into the restoration of physical infrastructure, social systems and shelter, and the revitalization of livelihoods, economies and the environment.” There is little detail in UK/US politicians co-opting of the phrase