:

Natural Disasters

Add to Favorites | Subscribe | Share

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

American Volcanoes: Complacency, Uncertainty Contribute to Risks

long-valley-trees_2.jpg

To combat complacency and improve disaster preparedness, a University at Buffalo researcher is heading a new project focusing on two locations: Kīlauea in the Hawaiian Islands, and the Long Valley caldera and volcanic field in eastern central California.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

New Book Details Long-Term Impact of Katrina on New Orleans-Area Children

Alice_Fothergill_Lori_Peek_006.JPG

A new book details, over a seven year period, the impact of Hurricane Katrina on children in New Orleans and surrounding areas. It includes insights into why and how children's post-disaster trajectories differed and provides policy recommendations for lessening children's suffering in the next disaster.

Business

Channels:

Keywords:

For Journalists Covering the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Following Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Experts Are Available

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Disaster Research Experts to Discuss Lasting Impacts of Hurricane Katrina

Leading up to the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, nationally acclaimed disaster experts will gather at Tulane University for a one-day conference highlighting interdisciplinary research on outcomes for storm survivors.

Life

Arts and Humanities

Channels:

Keywords:

Flood Damage After Katrina Could Have Been Prevented, S&T Expert Says

A decade after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, experts say the flooding that caused over 1,800 deaths and billions of dollars in property damage could have been prevented had the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retained an external review board to double-check its flood-wall designs.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

Broward College Experts for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season started June 1, and Broward College has several experts available to discuss issues surrounding hurricane preparation and awareness, including:

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Let's Chat about Coastal Resilience

917_OCC_MicrositeRotationals_TwitterChat_AUGUST.jpg

Please join S&T and the Coastal Resilience Center on Twitter @dhsscitech on August 27 from 12 to 1 p.m. EST for a lively discussion about how the DHS COEs are working with the homeland security enterprise to make our nation safer and more resilient.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Rowan Researchers Report on Hurricane Sandy’s Mental Health Impact on Older Adults

Pruchno-Rachel_Red-300dpi.JPG

Researchers from the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine presented findings at the “2015 Hurricane Sandy Conference: Translating Research into Practice,” showing that strong neighborhood relationships reduced the incidence of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder among older adults exposed to Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm that devastated the Northeast United States. The findings provide new information about how the neighborhoods where older adults live can be bolstered in the face of natural disasters.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

A Decade After Hurricane Katrina: Experts Discuss Climate Change, Race Relations and Social Enterprise

2015_hurricane_jm001.jpg

DePaul University faculty experts are available to provide insight and commentary on the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina from a variety of angles including climate change, race relations and social enterprise.

Medicine

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

Ongoing Recovery Efforts Take Toll on Hurricane Survivors

SCAFH_Person_Report_July16-1_2.jpg

According to the Sandy Child and Family Health Study, a major report on NJ residents living in Superstorm Sandy’s path, over 100,000 experienced significant structural damage to their primary homes. Conducted by Rutgers University, New York University (NYU), Columbia University and Colorado State University, research finds that tens of thousands still live with unfinished repairs, disputed claims and recurrent mold, all associated with increased odds of mental health distress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression.

Medicine

Channels:

Many Dialysis Patients Are Unprepared for Natural Disasters

• Among patients scheduled to have dialysis during the landfall of Hurricane Sandy at clinics where electricity had been deprived, 26.3% missed dialysis sessions and 66.1% received dialysis at non-regular dialysis units. • The percentage of patients who carried their insurance information and detailed medication lists with them were 75.9% and 44.3%, respectively.

Life

Arts and Humanities

Channels:

Keywords:

Hurricane Katrina: A Decade Later GW Experts Available to Discuss

Aug. 29, 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making U.S. landfall. GW experts are available to discuss.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Fresenius Medical Care’s Patient Engagement May Have Saved Lives During Superstorm Sandy

Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), a division of Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS) and North America’s largest provider of kidney care, hospitalist services and renal products, today hailed a new study by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this week showing that dialysis patients who received treatments immediately before Super Storm Sandy experienced a much better survival rate and less frequent visits to the hospital. FMCNA provided pre-storm, weekend care to a wide section of the area surveyed by the study, indicating that the company’s efforts made an appreciable difference in patients’ lives.

Medicine

Science

Life

Business

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Marijuana Weight Gain, Climate Change and Floods, Alcoholism Predictors, and More Top Stories 1 July 2015

Other topics include; do x-rays really cause cancer? And more.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Major Midwest Flood Risk Underestimated by as Much as Five Feet, Study Finds

MO_capital_flood_93.jpg

As floodwaters surge along major rivers in the midwestern United States, a new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests federal agencies are underestimating historic 100-year flood levels on these rivers by as much as five feet, a miscalculation that has serious implications for future flood risks, flood insurance and business development in an expanding floodplain.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Picturing the Forecast: National Weather Service Graphics Developed with NCAR Research

forecast_combine_2015_06.jpg

The National Weather Service this summer is introducing new online forecasts based on research by a team of risk communication experts at NCAR. The new graphics will better communicate local forecasts and potential weather threats for the millions of Americans who rely on the NWS website.

Life

Education

Channels:

Keywords:

WIU Students, Faculty Involved in Emergency Management Efforts Following June 22 Tornado Activity in Northern IL

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Experts: Risk of Hepatitis E Outbreak ‘Very High’ in Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal

During the coming monsoon season, survivors of the recent earthquake that destroyed parts of Nepal face a “very high” risk of a hepatitis E outbreak that could be especially deadly to pregnant women, according to a consensus statement from a group of infectious disease experts from around the world.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Texas Tech Deploys Research Team to Intercept Tropical Storm Bill

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Today Is the First Day of Hurricane Season. Are You Prepared? Advice and Tips From ER Physician Dr. Ross Tobleman, M.D.