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Newswise: New Approach Optimizes Use of Future Wave Electricity Generators During Disaster
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    4-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 713526

New Approach Optimizes Use of Future Wave Electricity Generators During Disaster

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

When hurricanes strike, loss of electricity ranks as one of the top concerns for relief workers. New work, described in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, looks to develop a strategy for how floating devices that harness the energy of ocean waves might be able to provide this much needed aid. A researcher at Johns Hopkins University is studying a new approach to supplying electricity that both potentially provides a way of optimizing recovery efforts and poses questions about how relief is currently conducted in disaster areas.

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30-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: The Storm After the Storm: Scam Contractors Who Prey on Those Suffering After a Natural Disaster

Article ID: 713785

The Storm After the Storm: Scam Contractors Who Prey on Those Suffering After a Natural Disaster

Baylor University

Following a natural disaster or strong storm, there is usually a second wave of potential destruction – scam artists looking to line their pockets.

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31-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Preparing Low-Income Communities for Hurricane Begins with Outreach, Rutgers Study Finds

Article ID: 713164

Preparing Low-Income Communities for Hurricane Begins with Outreach, Rutgers Study Finds

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Governments seeking to help their most vulnerable residents prepare for hurricanes and other disasters should create community-based information campaigns ahead of time, according to a Rutgers study of economically disadvantaged New Jerseyans in the areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.

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20-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Newswise: As Climate Changes, Small Increases in Rainfall May Cause Widespread Road Outages
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    8-May-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712520

As Climate Changes, Small Increases in Rainfall May Cause Widespread Road Outages

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

As more rain falls on a warming planet, a new computer model shows that it may not take a downpour to cause widespread disruption of road networks. The model combined data on road networks with the hills and valleys of topography to reveal “tipping points” at which even small localized increases in rain cause widespread road outages.

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7-May-2019 3:10 PM EDT

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