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Newswise: Helping Marshalltown recover from tornado through research, outreach

Article ID: 715530

Helping Marshalltown recover from tornado through research, outreach

Iowa State University

One year after an EF-3 tornado struck Marshalltown, Iowa State students and faculty are conducting research and outreach to help a community still in recovery. They’re using what they’ve learned to create a toolkit that communities can use to examine challenges that exacerbate a disaster’s damage and slow recovery efforts.

Released:
10-Jul-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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.

Released:
31-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Missouri S&T wind engineer assesses Jefferson City tornado damage

Article ID: 713471

Missouri S&T wind engineer assesses Jefferson City tornado damage

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Less than 24 hours after tornadoes swept through communities across Missouri, Dr. Guirong (Grace) Yan was inspecting the damage in Jefferson City, one of the cities hit by Wednesday night’s tornado outbreak. Yan, an assistant professor of structural engineering at Missouri S&T, and three of her Ph.D. students visited the state capitol to assess the damage as part of her research on tornadic wind pressure.

Released:
24-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: VORTEX-SE delivers tornado formation research

Article ID: 712631

VORTEX-SE delivers tornado formation research

University of Alabama Huntsville

Scientists at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) are publishing research about tornado formation resulting from the multiyear Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment Southeast (VORTEX-SE) program.

Released:
9-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Texas Tech Researchers Collaborating to Study Tornadoes, Improve Forecasts

Article ID: 712555

Texas Tech Researchers Collaborating to Study Tornadoes, Improve Forecasts

Texas Tech University

Christopher Weiss, a professor of atmospheric science in the Department of Geosciences through the College of Arts & Sciences at Texas Tech University and an affiliate of the university’s National Wind Institute (NWI), is leading a group from Texas Tech to collaborate with other scientists and engineers around the country using drones and radars to learn more about supercell thunderstorms that produce tornadoes.

Released:
8-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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