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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

Newswise: Providing pets with shelter from the storm
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.

Newswise: Puerto Rico is Prone to More Flooding Than the Island is Prepared to Handle
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.

Newswise: Safety experts offer tips to prepare for potentially dangerous hurricane season
Released: 3-Jun-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Safety experts offer tips to prepare for potentially dangerous hurricane season
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Summer is just around the corner, and so is hurricane season. Weather experts are warning Americans to prepare for an active and potentially dangerous Atlantic season – which gets its official start on June 1. With the potential for heavy rain and strong winds, the threat of power loss, and dealing with potentially dangerous cleanup in the aftermath of a storm, experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) say preparing in advance is the best way to weather anything hurricane season may bring.

Released: 11-May-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Gulf of Mexico Alliance Encourages Residents to Get Ready for Hurricane Season Using Disaster Preparedness Resources
Gulf of Mexico Alliance

In support of National Hurricane Preparedness Week, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance encourages all Gulf Coast residents to get ready for the upcoming hurricane season. Individuals, families, and communities all have a role to play in reducing their risk from hurricanes and other natural disasters.

Released: 22-Apr-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Survey Launched to Learn More about Deaths Tied to Hurricane Maria
George Washington University

Researchers at the George Washington University and the University of Puerto Rico will launch a first-of-its-kind survey to investigate the causes of deaths that occurred during the first two weeks after Hurricane Maria. The fact-finding mission will help identify the factors and socio-environmental conditions that led to more than 1,700 deaths in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

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Released: 21-Apr-2021 11:25 AM EDT
FSU experts available to comment for 2021 hurricane season
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: April 20, 2021 | 3:15 pm | SHARE: Florida State University faculty are among the world leaders in the study of hurricanes.From forecasting to insurance to ecological aftermath, FSU experts are available to discuss the many ways these storms impact people, property and the environment.These faculty members are available to answer media questions and provide perspective for news stories throughout the 2021 hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through Nov.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 1:35 PM EDT
How lessons from past emergencies could improve the pandemic response
University of Washington

The federal government, in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, could learn from how the nation responded to Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 and the H1N1 swine flu, a new University of Washington study found.

Newswise: PlanetSense: Stepping in when disaster strikes
Released: 6-Jan-2021 5:05 PM EST
PlanetSense: Stepping in when disaster strikes
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

As Hurricane Dorian raged through the Bahamas, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory worked around the clock to aid recovery efforts for one of the Caribbean’s worst storms ever, providing geographic data that guided decisions on everything from where to open emergency shelters to how to staff first-aid centers.

Released: 10-Dec-2020 11:40 AM EST
Research examines impact of hurricanes on hospitalizations, medical providers
University of Michigan

More older adults are hospitalized in the month following hurricanes while fewer primary care doctors, surgeons and specialists are available in some of their communities in the long term, according to a pair of University of Michigan studies.

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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.


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