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Released: 3-Dec-2020 1:25 PM EST
Once in a lifetime floods to become regular occurrences by end of century
Stevens Institute of Technology

Superstorm Sandy brought flood-levels to the New York region that had not been seen in generations.

Released: 18-Nov-2020 1:30 PM EST
Word choice matters in weather communications
University of Georgia

Research shows certain phrases can make people feel helpless when facing storms

Newswise: Antibiotic resistance genes in three Puerto Rican watersheds after Hurricane Maria
13-Nov-2020 10:30 AM EST
Antibiotic resistance genes in three Puerto Rican watersheds after Hurricane Maria
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Researchers monitored antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in three Puerto Rican watersheds after Hurricane Maria, finding that the abundance and diversity of ARGs were highest downstream of WWTPs. They report their results in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology.

Newswise: Hurricanes likely to disrupt at-home obstructive sleep apnea treatment
Released: 22-Oct-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Hurricanes likely to disrupt at-home obstructive sleep apnea treatment
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Hurricanes impact obstructive sleep apnea patients’ ability to use positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy not only during, but also before and after the storm, according to a scientific investigation by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

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Released: 20-Oct-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Who Will Get the Prize for Better Hurricane Monitoring?
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

The Ocean Observing Prize seeks competitors for an incentive prize program to help inventors advance new concepts for marine energy technologies that can power ocean observing systems. This phase focuses on observing platforms that host instruments that can provide better data regarding hurricane formation.

Released: 22-Sep-2020 10:00 AM EDT
COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Urgent Need To Re-Examine Hazard Mitigation
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

With many people stuck inside for months on end, the built environment has played a significant role in the COVID-19 pandemic. With support from a new National Science Foundation grant, a team of engineers and social scientists will study the ways in which that built environment mitigates or exacerbates the pandemic.

Newswise: New Guidebooks Help Urban Communities Install Low-Cost Sensors to Reduce Flood Risks
Released: 17-Sep-2020 3:00 PM EDT
New Guidebooks Help Urban Communities Install Low-Cost Sensors to Reduce Flood Risks
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T released “Low Cost Flood Sensors: Urban Installation Guidebook” to do just that—help communities deploy and operate low cost sensors for flood monitoring and management.

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Released: 15-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
FSU communication, engineering researchers awarded grant to study natural disaster response
Florida State University

When Hurricane Michael devastated rural inland communities in the Florida Panhandle in 2018, public libraries played a critical role in the natural disaster response. It also exposed the need for improved upon procedures and policies for public libraries responding to natural disasters.

Newswise: Using Nature-Inspired Designs To Protect Coastal Communities
Released: 14-Sep-2020 5:45 PM EDT
Using Nature-Inspired Designs To Protect Coastal Communities
Texas A&M University

Nearly half the world’s population lives within 100 kilometers of a coastline, putting them at risk of rising sea levels, eroding coastlines and more frequent storms and hurricanes. Dr. Jens Figlus and his team are safeguarding these coastal communities through better designed hybrid coastal structures.

Released: 28-Aug-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Hurricanes could be up to five times more likely in the Caribbean if tougher targets are missed
University of Bristol

Global warming is dramatically increasing the risk of extreme hurricanes in the Caribbean, but meeting more ambitious climate change goals could up to halve the likelihood of such disasters in the region, according to new research.

Newswise: As Hurricane Laura raged, silent sentinels kept watch from below
Released: 28-Aug-2020 11:40 AM EDT
As Hurricane Laura raged, silent sentinels kept watch from below
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Far below Hurricane Laura’s fury in the churning Gulf of Mexico, an array of underwater instruments have been taking the temperature of the ocean to measure the water’s heat content—a key factor that drives the intensity of hurricanes as they suck heat out of the ocean.

Released: 27-Aug-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Devastating hurricanes could be up to five times more likely in the Caribbean if tougher global warming targets are missed
University of Bristol

Global warming is dramatically increasing the risk of extreme hurricanes in the Caribbean, but meeting more ambitious climate change goals could up to halve the likelihood of such disasters in the region, according to new research.

Released: 26-Aug-2020 10:05 PM EDT
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health experts available for comment regarding public health issues related to hurricanes
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health experts available for comment to media regarding public health issues related to hurricanes

Newswise: Robots Map Ocean Heat Content in Advance of Hurricane Laura
Released: 26-Aug-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Robots Map Ocean Heat Content in Advance of Hurricane Laura
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System-Regional Association (GCOOS-RA)

Researchers are using unmanned underwater robots to map ocean heat content in advance of Hurricane Laura

Newswise: Vulnerable Populations: How Will They Cope and Adapt This Hurricane Season?
Released: 19-Aug-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Vulnerable Populations: How Will They Cope and Adapt This Hurricane Season?
Florida Atlantic University

Researchers will study areas that include counties in south and central Florida and the Panhandle, which are still recovering from Hurricanes Michael and Irma, and which saw an influx of displaced individuals from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. They will examine resilience of individuals and households, including their coping and adaptive capacities during a busy hurricane season in the midst of pandemic. The research will advance knowledge on several topics related to housing, health and hazards.

Newswise: Application of machine learning can optimize hurricane track forecast
Released: 5-Aug-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Application of machine learning can optimize hurricane track forecast
Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

When a hurricane approaches, providing a few extra hours’ notice can be the difference between life and death. Now, Penn State researchers report that applying a machine learning technique to a group of possible storm paths could help meteorologists provide more accurate medium-term forecasts and issue timely warnings to communities in the path of these potentially deadly storms.

Newswise: Experts available to comment on 2020 Atlantic hurricane season
Released: 29-Jul-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Experts available to comment on 2020 Atlantic hurricane season
Indiana University

Indiana University experts are available to comment on the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season in light of Hurricane Hanna's recent landfall in Texas, the first Atlantic hurricane to make a July landfall in that state since Hurricane Dolly in 2008.

Released: 22-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Rensselaer Experts Available To Provide Perspective on Hurricane Season
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

With hurricane season already underway and projected to be active, communities throughout the U.S. are trying to balance disaster preparation amid an unprecedented public health crisis. While significant attention is rightly being given to COVID-19, leaders – especially those in communities along the coast – must plan for the possibility of dual disasters. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have extensive experience studying and responding to natural disasters and are available during this hurricane season to share their research and perspectives.

Newswise: Preparing for hurricane season during COVID-19
Released: 16-Jul-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Preparing for hurricane season during COVID-19
University of Georgia

Hurricane season 2020 is already shattering records, and it’s only July.

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Released: 16-Jul-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Novel Measurement and Forecasting Systems Make ‘Weathering the Storm’ More Precise
Florida Atlantic University

In the last several decades, more than half of the deaths associated with tropical cyclones in the U.S. were due to inland flooding. Unfortunately, current forecasting capabilities are limited. Researchers are developing a warning system for more accurate and timely detection and forecasting of inland and coastal floods, under a variety of precipitation regimes. The technology will enable local and state governments to more effectively plan and respond to tropical storms.

Newswise: Iowa State researcher wins Department of Energy early career award for cyclone studies
Released: 14-Jul-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Iowa State researcher wins Department of Energy early career award for cyclone studies
Iowa State University

An Iowa State University researcher will use a U.S. Department of Energy grant to study tropical cyclones, including global storm numbers and regional storm intensity and rainfall.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 8:40 AM EDT
Atlantic Hurricane Season and Mortgage Default Risk
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith finance professor and former risk executive Clifford Rossi’s new study examines the future implications of a predicted increase in hurricane activity for the likes of borrowers and mortgage credit investors.

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Released: 8-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Future Texas hurricanes: Fast like Ike or slow like Harvey?
Rice University

Climate change will intensify winds that steer hurricanes north over Texas in the final 25 years of this century, increasing the odds for fast-moving storms like 2008's Ike compared with slow-movers like 2017's Harvey, according to new research.

Newswise: Tulane professor’s book goes back in time to examine Hurricane Katrina
Released: 6-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Tulane professor’s book goes back in time to examine Hurricane Katrina
Tulane University

Andy Horowitz, a Tulane scholar who studies the history of disasters, says a 1915 hurricane and its consequences are linked to Katrina and is one of the many factors that informed his writing “Katrina: A History, 1915-2015” (Harvard University Press).

Released: 2-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Homeowner Handbooks Help Prepare for Natural Disasters
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

The Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Disasters is a critical resource for anyone wanting to reduce the risks to their family and property from natural hazards. The handbook covers essential information on emergency preparedness, evacuation planning, flood/wind insurance, and steps to protect life and property.


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