(Updated 10th Feb to include latest casualty numbers) The extraordinary wildfires in Australia are dominating the headlines in the UK, half a world away. Wildfires are quite common events, but the number of fatalities that this particular episode has caused is really quite unusual. Below in Figure 1 I have plotted the recorded worldwide recorded number of deaths from wildfires for the period since 1980, using data from the CRED …
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Malibu – Planet Labs have captured remarkable before and after SkySat images of the first round of mudflows following the recent wildfires
Last week significant debris flows struck the Montecito area of California, causing at least 20 fatalities. Planet Labs have now captured medium and high resolution images of the area affected.
The small town of Wye River in Australia, which was devastated by a forest fire in December 2015, is being affected by many rainfall triggered landslides
The USGS has a new web-based tool for disseminating information about debris flow potential for areas affected by wildfires