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Released: 13-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Remote sensing research improves hurricane response
Florida State University

Researchers with the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering’s Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response (RIDER) Center are investigating better ways to predict where road-clogging debris will be most severe after tropical cyclones.

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Released: 6-May-2022 2:25 PM EDT
FSU Faculty Available to Comment for 2022 Hurricane Season
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: May 2, 2022 | 4:03 pm | SHARE: Florida State University faculty are leaders in the study of hurricanes and the effects of these destructive storms.Their scholarship has led to research on infrastructure challenges, evacuation routes, sustainable tools and mental health challenges for those affected by hurricanes.

Newswise: Human-Induced Climate Change is Increasing Tropical Storm Rainfall Totals
11-Apr-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Human-Induced Climate Change is Increasing Tropical Storm Rainfall Totals
Stony Brook University

A Stony Brook University-led study that analyzed the entire 2020 North Atlantic hurricane season, in conjunction with human activity that affects climate change, found that hourly hurricane rainfall totals were up to 10 percent higher compared to hurricanes that took place in the pre-industrial (1850) era.

Newswise: Nova Southeastern University Experts Leading Team Tackling Major Florida Challenges
Released: 1-Mar-2022 9:15 AM EST
Nova Southeastern University Experts Leading Team Tackling Major Florida Challenges
Nova Southeastern University

NSU Researcher Leading Project to Create Interdisciplinary Teams of Faculty From Across Florida to Focus on a Florida-Based Challenges

Newswise: The Underwater Glider that Could — and Did
Released: 24-Feb-2022 4:25 PM EST
The Underwater Glider that Could — and Did
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System-Regional Association (GCOOS-RA)

For the first time, a glider deployed in the Gulf of Mexico traveled south into the Gulf Stream, around the tip of Florida, through the Florida Straits and north to South Carolina — a trip of some 2,387 miles (3,842 km). The trip was a test to see whether the glider could navigate around Florida and up the East Coast successfully while gaining information about multiple marine systems — all during a single mission.

Released: 2-Dec-2021 6:15 PM EST
Climate modeling confirms historical records showing rise in hurricane activity
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

When forecasting how storms may change in the future, it helps to know something about their past. Judging from historical records dating back to the 1850s, hurricanes in the North Atlantic have become more frequent over the last 150 years.

Released: 4-Nov-2021 1:10 AM EDT
Better hurricane forecasts from use of infrared satellite measurements of cloudy skies
Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Weather forecast models have long struggled to integrate satellite observations of infrared radiation in cloudy regions of the sky.

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Released: 25-Oct-2021 12:50 PM EDT
FloodNet: Hyperlocal flood sensors to support real-time flood monitoring, flood response, and urban resilience planning in NYC
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Whether the result of tidal flooding, extreme events like Hurricanes Henri and Ida, or more frequent cloudbursts, flooding affects public health and safety, mobility, infrastructure, and the city’s economy.

Newswise: Greening the Gray: Fighting Floods with Restoration Versus Riprap
Released: 15-Oct-2021 8:35 AM EDT
Greening the Gray: Fighting Floods with Restoration Versus Riprap
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Incorporating green infrastructure into flood protection plans alongside gray infrastructure can shield communities, reduce maintenance, and provide additional social and environmental benefits.

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Released: 5-Oct-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Research showing increase in tropical cyclone rainfall could aid disaster planning
Indiana University

IU professor Justin T. Maxwell's paper "Recent increases in tropical cyclone precipitation extremes of the U.S. East Coast" provides data on inland flooding that could help communities be more prepared for the high amounts of rainfall produced by storms such as Hurricane Ida in the United States.

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Released: 1-Oct-2021 11:50 AM EDT
URI leads team of researchers awarded $1.5 million NOAA grant
University of Rhode Island

Researchers at the University of Rhode Island and Penn State University have been awarded a four-year, $1.5 million grant through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study the effects of sea level rise and how it may exacerbate the impact of extreme weather.

Released: 24-Sep-2021 1:05 PM EDT
妙佑医疗国际问与答: 儿童与暴风雨焦虑
Mayo Clinic

尊敬的妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic):每当暴风雨来袭时,我6岁的儿子就会变得焦虑不安。去年我们曾因为一场即将来临的飓风而不得不疏散撤离几天。我注意到,从那之后,他对暴风雨的恐惧就变得频繁起来。我该如何帮助我的孩子克服这种恐惧?每当我们离家外出,他总会询问天气情况,如果天色变暗,他还会问我们是不是需要找个地方躲躲以确保安全。我有必要为此感到担忧吗?我是否需要为他安排一次咨询师看诊?

Released: 24-Sep-2021 1:00 PM EDT
أسئلة وأجوبة مايو كلينك: الأطفال والقلق من العاصفة
Mayo Clinic

السادة الأعزاء في مايو كلينك: يصاب ابني البالغ من العمر 6 سنوات بالقلق والاضطراب كلما عصف الجو. لقد لاحظتُ أن هذا السلوك أصبح أكثر تكرارًا منذ أن اضطررنا إلى الإخلاء العام الماضي لبضعة أيام بسبب إعصار منتظر. ماذا أفعل لمساعدة طفلي على التغلب على خوفه من العواصف؟

Released: 24-Sep-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Perguntas e respostas da Mayo Clinic: Crianças e a ansiedade relacionada a tempestades
Mayo Clinic

ESTIMADA MAYO CLINIC: meu filho de 6 anos fica ansioso e agitado sempre que há tempestades. Percebi que esse comportamento se tornou mais frequente desde quando precisamos sair da nossa casa por alguns dias no ano passado devido a um furacão iminente.

Released: 24-Sep-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Preguntas y respuestas de Mayo Clinic: Los niños y el miedo a las tormentas
Mayo Clinic

ESTIMADA MAYO CLINIC: Mi hijo de 6 años se pone muy ansioso y agitado siempre que hay tormenta. He observado que este comportamiento se ha vuelto más frecuente, desde que el año pasado nos vimos obligados que evacuar durante unos días debido a la amenaza de un huracán.

Released: 22-Sep-2021 4:00 PM EDT
Artificial Intelligence Brings Better Hurricane Predictions
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

A new model offers more accurate predictions of how intensely hurricanes may strike.

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Released: 21-Sep-2021 2:55 PM EDT
For hurricane victims, prolonged disruption of utilities, limited preparation lead to longer recovery times
University of Notre Dame

Studying major hurricanes Notre Dame researcher, Sisi Meng, found that the fate of hurricane victims depends on a number of factors including how well-prepared they are, whether they have weathered a hurricane before and how quickly their utility services are restored.

Released: 13-Sep-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Rutgers to Lead Regional Large-Scale Coastlines and People Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub with Nearly $20M from National Science Foundation
Rutgers University's Office for Research

Advancing its mission and leadership role to improve climate risk management critical to societal well-being, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey will lead a multi-university Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH) made possible by a grant through the National Science Foundation’s Coastlines and People (CoPe) Program with expected total funding of $19.9+ million over the next five years.

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Released: 13-Sep-2021 8:20 AM EDT
Argonne is helping communities avoid the climate crosshairs
Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists at Argonne are addressing the vulnerabilities of infrastructure systems through the lens of climate impacts: They are creating detailed climate maps and adapting them to infrastructure as a way for communities to protect themselves from the effects of climate change.

Released: 9-Sep-2021 12:05 PM EDT
New Research Analyzes Millions of Twitter Posts During Hurricanes to Understand How People Communicate in a Disaster
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

In the face of a potentially disastrous storm like Hurricane Ida, people take to Twitter and other social media sites to communicate vital information. New research published in the journal Risk Analysis suggests that monitoring and analyzing this social media “chatter” during a natural disaster could help decision makers learn how to plan for and mitigate the impacts of severe weather events in their communities.

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Released: 8-Sep-2021 5:30 PM EDT
UNH Receives $1.8 Million Grant to Study Road Resilience to Sea Level Rise
University of New Hampshire

After a summer of high heat, steady sea level rise and devastating hurricanes, coastal roads have continued to take a severe beating resulting in endless wear and tear. Because these roadways have become increasingly vulnerable, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded a $1.8 million grant to researchers at the University of New Hampshire to study how and why coastal hazards like excessive flooding are causing roads to crack and crumble and find ways to protect them.

Released: 8-Sep-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Ida’s remnants struck idling cold front for historic deluge
Cornell University

The historic and deadly Northeast deluge from Hurricane Ida on Sept. 1 was a result of a calamitous merger between the storm’s remnants and an idling cold front that rapidly turned water vapor into rainfall, according to researchers at Cornell’s NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center.

Released: 8-Sep-2021 3:40 PM EDT
Officials leading hurricane response need ‘risk literacy’
Ohio State University

New research suggests that emergency management officials often do not have the numeracy skills needed to make the best decisions based on data they receive about which residents to evacuate during a hurricane and when to make the decision.

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Released: 8-Sep-2021 12:40 PM EDT
Developing Digital Twins for Improved Hurricane Prediction
Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences

UT's Oden Institute will lead an interdisciplinary research project to develop a computational “digital twin” framework for storm surge modeling in the Gulf Coast that bridges the gap between multi-physics simulations and knowledge discovery through artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies.

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Released: 7-Sep-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Offering help when it’s needed most
West Virginia University

In the months that follow, after the recovery crews have packed up and gone home, hopelessness and isolation set in for many disaster victims. These are the times when mental health support is needed most, according to a WVU researcher.

Newswise: Hurricane Ida ‘may be one of the best observed landfalling hurricanes’
Released: 3-Sep-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Hurricane Ida ‘may be one of the best observed landfalling hurricanes’
University of Oklahoma

A research team led by Michael Biggerstaff, a professor of meteorology in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at the University of Oklahoma, successfully captured data with mobile radars and other weather instruments as Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana.

Released: 31-Aug-2021 1:05 PM EDT
FSU Expert Available to Comment on Hurricane Evacuations
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: August 31, 2021 | 12:21 pm | SHARE: For many people, choosing whether to evacuate in the face of an incoming hurricane or other natural disaster is not an easy decision.Hurricanes threaten people and property, but evacuation also carries risks and costs, especially if a would-be evacuee has difficulty moving or caring for themselves without help.

Released: 31-Aug-2021 10:35 AM EDT
Sandia Uncovers Hidden Factors That Affect Solar Farms During Severe Weather
Sandia National Laboratories

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researchers combined large sets of real-world solar data and advanced machine learning to study the impacts of severe weather on U.S. solar farms, and sort out what factors affect energy generation. Their results were published earlier this month in the scientific journal Applied Energy.

Newswise: Preparation Versus Relief: Understanding Public Support for Natural Disaster Spending
Released: 30-Aug-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Preparation Versus Relief: Understanding Public Support for Natural Disaster Spending
Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis research examined how personal exposure to natural disasters and policy knowledge affect voters’ support for long-term disaster preparedness.

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Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Released: 16-Aug-2021 3:25 PM EDT
A study on the association of socioeconomic and physical cofactors contributing to power restoration after Hurricane Maria
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The electric power infrastructure in Puerto Rico suffered substantial damage as Hurricane Maria crossed the island on September 20, 2017.

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Released: 12-Aug-2021 8:30 AM EDT
FAU Experts for the 2021 Hurricane Season
Florida Atlantic University

With hurricane season in full force, several Florida Atlantic University faculty experts are available to discuss various issues surrounding hurricane preparedness, evacuation and aftermath.

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Released: 8-Jul-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Making Cities Naturally Safe From Supply Chain Shocks
Northern Arizona University

A study, published in Nature and is co-authored by Northern Arizona University professors Benjamin Ruddell and Richard Rushforth, looks at the importance of diversity within the supply chain, which helps to reduce damaging disruptions from supply chain shocks.

8-Jun-2021 4:00 PM EDT
After the Big Storm: How to Supply Emergency Power to Residents of Rural and Suburban Communities During Multi-Day Outages
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

New research suggests that cooperative strategies for sharing emergency power among households can be 10 to 40 times less costly than running individual gas-powered generators

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Released: 15-Jun-2021 12:55 PM EDT
Providing pets with shelter from the storm
University of Delaware

The new book "All Creatures Safe and Sound" examines how pets are managed during disasters and provides tips for keeping them safe. Sarah DeYoung, core faculty in the University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center, talks about previous studies and the work that still needs to be addressed.

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Released: 7-Jun-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Puerto Rico is Prone to More Flooding Than the Island is Prepared to Handle
University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Puerto Rico is not ready for another hurricane season, let alone the effects of climate change, according to a new study that shows the island’s outstanding capacity to produce record-breaking floods and trigger a large number of landslides.

Newswise: GCOOS Spring Meeting Includes Hurricane Update, Board Election Results
Released: 3-Jun-2021 9:45 AM EDT
GCOOS Spring Meeting Includes Hurricane Update, Board Election Results
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System-Regional Association (GCOOS-RA)

The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) recently hosted its annual Spring Meeting online, providing updates to members and supporters about the ocean observing system focused on the Gulf of Mexico.

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