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To Track Damage and Decisions, Scientists Head to New Orleans

On Oct, 3, MCEER and UB will send three teams of researchers to New Orleans to study damage to structures and lifelines; transportation and hospital decisions and remote sensing. Another team will travel to New Orleans on Oct. 19 to study environmental and health issues.

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Social Impact of Disasters

The social and cultural impact of disasters lingers long after the deaths have been tallied, property has been restored or rebuilt, and lives have been returned to normal.

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Psychology Group Offers Free Aid to Hurricane Victims

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and The Society for Consulting Psychology (SCP) are providing free assistance to workers and organizations affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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God, Cosmos, Katrina and Rita

The desire to assign cosmic significance to the arrival of hurricanes Katrina and Rita is an example of humankind's ages-old need to find reason within chaos, according to University at Buffalo anthropologist Phillips Stevens Jr., Ph.D.

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Rita Causing Flashbacks for Katrina Survivors

Just weeks after they fled New Orleans, many victims of Hurricane Katrina housed in shelters in Texas are having difficulties dealing emotionally with the disaster, particularly when another destructive hurricane headed toward the state where they took refuge, according to Nancy J. Smyth, Ph.D.

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Cost Effective Solution for Permanently Housing Hurricane Victims

Edgar Olsen has studied public housing issues for the past 35 years. He worked on a Department of Housing and Urban Development task force and reviewed the final reports of the influential Experimental Housing Assistance Program as a visiting scholar at HUD.

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Hurricane Historian Says This Season Worst in Record in Many Ways

"Whether this season is the worst on record or even in recent memory depends on the criteria used to define "˜worst,'" says Eric Gross, associate professor of history at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., who studies hurricanes and other natural disasters.

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Hurricane Rita Story Ideas: Experts Lend Perspective

Saint Louis University experts are available as sources on Hurricane Rita stories.

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Building to Withstand Hurricanes

Frederick, Camille, Hugo, Andrew, Ivan and Katrina. Just the mention of the names elicits vivid images of the destruction caused by these devastating storms.

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Hurricanes Taking Emotional Toll

With the arrival of Hurricane Rita, "the psyche of the Southeast will be tested over the next few days," says University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) psychologist Joshua Klapow, Ph.D., (Prounounced "Clay-po").







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