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Article ID: 682811

Warming Seas Could Lead to 70 Percent Increase in Hurricane-Related Financial Loss

University of Vermont

Financial losses could increase by more than 70 percent by 2100 if oceans warm at the worst-case-scenario rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to a new study. The study used hurricane modeling and information in FEMA's HAZUS database to reach its conclusions.

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12-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 682715

Engineering Staff Hold Back Hurricane Harvey to Save Ben Taub Hospital

Harris Health System

With over 26 inches of rain and high winds in a 24-hour-span, engineering and facility management staff faced the biggest challenge of their career--keeping Hurricane Harvey at bay to protect the operations of Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital. They did in remarkable fashion.

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11-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 682275

St. Mary’s College Students Raise $14K and Collect 9,816 Non-perishable Items for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland students led by the Student Government Association collected nearly $14,000 in monetary donations and 9,816 non-perishable items currently being distributed by the Pasadena Independent School District in southeastern Texas.

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10-Oct-2017 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 682521

Pecans Hit by Hurricanes, but Growers Hope to Encourage Use Beyond Winter Holidays

Texas A&M AgriLife

.Hurricanes may have taken a big bite out of the U.S. pecan crop this year, but that’s not likely to stop the annual fall flurry of pies, candies, cheeses and other delicacies made with the popular native nut, officials said.

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9-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 682447

Puerto Rico Needs a Repeal of the Jones Act, Further Incentives

Cornell University

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6-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 682367

Interpreting Hurricane Forecast Displays Can Be Difficult for General Public

University of Utah

The 2017 hurricane season has highlighted the critical need to communicate a storm's impact path and intensity accurately, but new research from the University of Utah shows significant misunderstandings of the two most commonly used storm forecast visualization methods. The study, published in Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, looked at summary displays and ensemble displays for communicating information about a hurricane.

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5-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 682344

World-Leading Expert on Humanitarian Logistics From Rensselaer To Discuss Puerto Rico’s Supply Chain Struggles To Disperse Aid

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Two weeks after Hurricane Maria wrecked devastation on Puerto Rico, destroying the power grid and leaving millions without access to necessities, distributing aid remains an issue. Extreme events pose serious logistical challenges to emergency and aid organizations active in preparation, response, and recovery operations, as the disturbances they bring about turn normal conditions into chaos. On Thursday, October 5, José Holguín-Veras, the William H. Hart Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will host a press conference and webinar titled “Lessons from Large Disasters and Catastrophes for Post-Disaster Response: Implications for Puerto Rico” beginning at 11:30 a.m. The press event will take place on the Rensselaer campus in the Jonsson Engineering Center (JEC), room 3117.

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Article ID: 682260

Puerto Ricans Fleeing Maria Devastation Could Face Uphill Economic Battle in US

Cornell University

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4-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 682208

Researchers Receive Funding to Advance Accuracy of Hurricane Storm Surge Forecasts

University of Notre Dame

During the four-year study, University of Notre Dame researchers will work to develop improved storm surge models that incorporate fine-scale data to increase the accuracy of forecasts, while also maintaining reduced computer time and reasonable computational costs.

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4-Oct-2017 8:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 682120

Regional Hurricane Success Stories

Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance works across the region addressing issues of human, economic, and ecological resilience. Here, we share success stories from our partners. In no way do we want to diminish the long recovery ahead following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. But, however small they may be, we want to highlight things that worked.

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3-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT
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