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Author(s): Cassemiro, Klécia Marília S. de Melo
Source: Rev. baiana saúde pública;40 (2016)(Supl. 2 SUVISA):, Set. 2017.
Abstract: O Programa Vigidesastres visa a proteção da saúde da população contra as consequências dos desastres apoiado nas estratégias de gestão do risco, considerando a magnitude do risco para definir as prioridades de ação. Este artigo apresenta um relato de experiência do processo de construção do fluxo de operacionalização do Programa Vigidesastres na situação de desastre no município de Lajedinho, Bahia. São expostos os critérios de operacionalização do Programa Vigidesastr (more)

Ovarian histology and fecundity in the evaluation of the reproduction of the invasive species Serrasalmus marginatus (Characidae) on a neotropical floodplain/ Histologia ovariana e fecundidade na avaliação da reprodução da espécie invasora Serrasalmus marginatus (Characidae) em uma planície de inundação neotropical

Author(s): Melo, Gabriele Sauthier Romano de; Santana, Herick Soares de; Dei Tos, Claudenice
Source: Acta sci., Biol. sci;39(3): 339-347, July-Sept. 2017. ilus, tab
Abstract: The construction of the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant in 1982 led to the formation of a reservoir, which, in turn, leveled the waters of the Paraná River by flooding the geographic barrier Salto de Sete Quedas. This allowed the piranha Serrasalmus marginatus to invade and colonize the upper Paraná River. This study aimed to: i) confirm, through light microscopy, the reproductive phases of S. marginatus females; ii) estimate fecundity and iii) evaluate the reproduction areas of the popu (more)

Gomphonema Ehrenberg (Bacillariophyceae) in a lotic environment of the Upper Paraná River floodplain, Brazil/ Gomphonema Ehrenberg (Bacillariophyceae) em ambiente lótico da planície de inundação do Alto Rio Paraná

Author(s): Osório, Nicolli Cristina; Tremarin, Priscila Izabel; Ludwig, Thelma Veiga; Rodrigues, Liliana
Source: Acta sci., Biol. sci;39(2): 135-147, abr.- jun. 2017. ilus, tab
Abstract: A taxonomic study of species of the genus Gomphonema Ehrenberg (Bacillariophyceae) was performed in alotic environment (Ipoitã Channel) of the Upper Paraná River Floodplain. Samplings were performed in June, September and December 2013 and February 2014. Two petioles of Eichhornia azurea (Sw) Kunth were sampled at three different sites in the channel. Twelve species and two taxonomic varieties were identified. All species identified were recorded at the sampling site 3, loca ated close to (more)

Self-Reported and FEMA Flood Exposure Assessment after Hurricane Sandy: Association with Mental Health Outcomes.

Author(s): Lieberman-Cribbin, Wil; Liu, Bian; Schneider, Samantha; Schwartz, Rebecca; Taioli, Emanuela
Source: PLoS One;12(1): e0170965, 2017.
Abstract: Hurricane Sandy caused extensive physical and economic damage; the long-term mental health consequences are unknown. Flooding is a central component of hurricane exposure, influencing mental health through multiple pathways that unfold over months after flooding recedes. Here we assess the concordance in self-reported and Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) flood exposure after Hurricane Sandy and determine the associations between flooding and anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress (more)

Are we preventing flood damage eco-efficiently? An integrated method applied to post-disaster emergency actions.

Author(s): Petit-Boix, Anna; Arahuetes, Ana; Josa, Alejandro; Rieradevall, Joan; Gabarrell, Xavier
Source: Sci Total Environ;2016 Dec 13.
Abstract: Flood damage results in economic and environmental losses in the society, but flood prevention also entails an initial investment in infrastructure. This study presents an integrated eco-efficiency approach for assessing flood prevention and avoided damage. We focused on ephemeral streams in the Maresme region (Catalonia, Spain), which is an urbanized area affected by damaging torrential events. Our goal was to determine the feasibility of post-disaster emergency actions implemented after a (more)

Vector-control response in a post-flood disaster setting, Honiara, Solomon Islands, 2014.

Author(s): Shortus, Matthew; Musto, Jennie; Bugoro, Hugo; Butafa, Charles; Sio, Alison; Joshua, Cynthia
Source: Western Pac Surveill Response J;7(1): 38-43, 2016 Jan-Mar.
Abstract: PROBLEM: The close quartering and exposed living conditions in evacuation centres and the potential increase in vector density after flooding in Solomon Islands resulted in an increased risk of exposure for the occupants to vectorborne diseases. CONTEXT: In April 2014, Solomon Islands experienced a flash flooding event that affected many areas and displaced a large number of people. In the capital, Honiara, nearly 10 000 people were housed in emergency evacuation centres at the peak of the (more)

Hurricane Sandy's flood frequency increasing from year 1800 to 2100.

Author(s): Lin, Ning; Kopp, Robert E; Horton, Benjamin P; Donnelly, Jeffrey P
Source: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A;113(43): 12071-12075, 2016 Oct 25.
Abstract: Coastal flood hazard varies in response to changes in storm surge climatology and the sea level. Here we combine probabilistic projections of the sea level and storm surge climatology to estimate the temporal evolution of flood hazard. We find that New York City's flood hazard has increased significantly over the past two centuries and is very likely to increase more sharply over the 21st century. Due to the effect of sea level rise, the return period of Hurricane Sandy's flood height decre (more)

Benthic microalgae community response to flooding in a tropical salt flat/ Resposta da comunidade de microalgas bentônicas à inundação em uma planície hipersalina tropical

Author(s): Masuda, L. S. M.; Enrich-Prast, A.
Source: Braz J Biol;76(3): 577-582, tab, graf
Abstract: Abstract This research evaluated the effect of flooding on the microphytobenthos community structure in a microbial mat from a tropical salt flat. Field samples were collected during four consecutive days: on the first three days the salt flat was dry, on the fourth day it was flooded by rain. In order to evaluate the community maintained in flood conditions, samples from this area were collected and kept in the laboratory for 10 days with sea water. The results of total abundance of microp (more)

Conveying Flood Hazard Risk Through Spatial Modeling: A Case Study for Hurricane Sandy-Affected Communities in Northern New Jersey.

Author(s): Artigas, Francisco; Bosits, Stephanie; Kojak, Saleh; Elefante, Dominador; Pechmann, Ildiko
Source: Environ Manage;58(4): 636-44, 2016 Oct.
Abstract: The accurate forecast from Hurricane Sandy sea surge was the result of integrating the most sophisticated environmental monitoring technology available. This stands in contrast to the limited information and technology that exists at the community level to translate these forecasts into flood hazard levels on the ground at scales that are meaningful to property owners. Appropriately scaled maps with high levels of certainty can be effectively used to convey exposure to flood hazard at the c (more)

A survey of flood disaster preparedness among hospitals in the central region of Thailand.

Author(s): Rattanakanlaya, Kanittha; Sukonthasarn, Achara; Wangsrikhun, Suparat; Chanprasit, Chawapornpan
Source: Australas Emerg Nurs J;19(4): 191-197, 2016 Nov.
Abstract: BACKGROUND: In 2011, Thailand was affected by the one of the worst flood disasters in recent times. Hospitals in Thailand were faced with the challenge of managing the health impacts from this natural disaster. The purpose of this study was to assess flood disaster preparedness among hospitals in the central region of Thailand. METHODS: A survey questionnaire was given to twenty-seven key people responsible for hospital disaster preparedness that experienced disruptions to health services ( (more)

ANTHROPOLOGY. Emperor Yu's Great Flood.

Author(s): Montgomery, David R
Source: Science;353(6299): 538-9, 2016 Aug 05.
Subject(s): Anthropology Floods Humans

Coping Strategies for Landslide and Flood Disasters: A Qualitative Study of Mt. Elgon Region, Uganda.

Author(s): Osuret, Jimmy; Atuyambe, Lynn M; Mayega, Roy William; Ssentongo, Julius; Tumuhamye, Nathan; Mongo Bua, Grace; Tuhebwe, Doreen; Bazeyo, William
Source: PLoS Curr;82016 Jul 11.
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: The occurrence of landslides and floods in East Africa has increased over the past decades with enormous Public Health implications and massive alterations in the lives of those affected. In Uganda, the Elgon region is reported to have the highest occurrence of landslides and floods making this area vulnerable. This study aimed at understanding both coping strategies and the underlying causes of vulnerability to landslides and floods in the Mt. Elgon region. METHODS: We conduc (more)
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