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#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...
Oct 16, 2021 11 tweets 7 min read
THREAD: Some interesting uses of the @TwitterAPI to explore #extremeweather events in relation to #climatechange. I found the cognitive dissonance explored in the #wildfires in Australia to hold up based on…developer.twitter.com/en/use-cases/b… …research that has been carried out. This is where #socialscience can be a leader in engaging with the public. Work that I’m doing now creates spaces for conversations that explore #severeweather risk, focusing on issues of shelter access for those without a range of resources
Oct 13, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
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” #DRR undrr.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.
Aug 30, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
🧵 #ida #HurricaneIda with power out safe #generator use is incredibly important! Some rules:

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.
Jun 24, 2021 9 tweets 5 min read
THREAD: I have been trying to track down EVERY #Mississippipi public #StormShelter using publicly available info. Using @googlemaps I have completed about 2/3 so far. I checked out every shelter, confirmed by crosschecking satellite w/ Streetview data...google.com/maps/d/edit?mi… ...I then screen grabbed the exact position from the road and produced a @googledocs document which contains corrected or updated locations. I sometimes had to use @googlemaps Street view) to hunt down the ACTUAL locations of #stormshelters for #tornado: drive.google.com/file/d/1lnRN9J…
Jun 4, 2021 10 tweets 8 min read
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....

authors.elsevier.com/a/1dB907t2zZ5m… This is #SantaBarbara, California. It really is a beautiful place to live, but expensive too. (Secretly - or maybe not - I would LOVE to live and work here). It is also where I carried out my #PhD fieldwork, Living my best #phdlife...
Apr 3, 2021 11 tweets 10 min read
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 Image 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. Image
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 Image ...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