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Article ID: 707711

In Disasters, Twitter Influencers Get Out-Tweeted

University of Vermont

A first-of-its-kind study on Twitter use during 5 of the costliest U.S. natural disasters offers potentially life-saving insights. The research, in PLOS ONE, finds that Twitter users with small networks (100-200 followers) increase activity more than those with larger networks in these situations. It also finds that each disaster type (hurricanes, tornadoes, floods) has a unique pattern of social media use.

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7-Feb-2019 11:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 704820

WIU Administrator, Students Help with Taylorville Tornado Damage Assessment

Western Illinois University

MACOMB, IL – A Western Illinois University administrator and two students were headed outside the classroom Monday morning to assist with assessing the damage caused by the tornadoes impacting central Illinois Saturday afternoon.

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3-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 702676

Researchers studying Marshalltown tornado’s impact on renter, immigrant households

Iowa State University

A disaster researcher at Iowa State University is examining how the tornado that hit Marshalltown this summer affected housing and different types of households – particularly immigrant households and renters – in order to understand what can be done in the future to address disaster recovery needs in the United States.

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23-Oct-2018 2:45 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 702113

Hurricane Preparedness Tips From a Disaster Nurse

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

People who plan to ride out a storm must be prepared. They cannot rely solely on sandbags and luck to see them through. Understanding how a specific area will be affected by flood waters, power outages, and a prolonged need for self-sustainment are perhaps the largest contributors to successful survival of large weather-related events like hurricanes.

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12-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701169

Predictable, Preventable and Deadly: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning after Storms

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Severe weather events, such as summer hurricanes, tornadoes, and winter snow storms often result in widespread and prolonged power outages, interrupting essential household functions, including home heating. In such a scenario, people may use generators and risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

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26-Sep-2018 3:45 PM EDT

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