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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.

3-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities


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.

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.

12-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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.

26-Sep-2018 3:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 698085

Missouri S&T civil engineering professor preaches Midwest tornado preparation

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Growing up in northeast China, Dr. Guirong (Grace) Yan didn’t see many tornados in a country where the number of documented twisters is a fraction of those that hit the United States.But as her academic career took Yan to several postdoctoral fellowships and then faculty positions in Indiana, Missouri and Texas, the assistant professor of structural engineering at Missouri S&T gradually found her calling.

26-Jul-2018 10:45 AM EDT
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    8-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 693548

Decoding Tornadoes’ Infrasound Waves

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Tornado-producing storms can emit infrasound more than an hour before tornadogenesis, which inspired a group of researchers to develop a long-range, passive way of listening in on storms. During the 175th ASA Meeting, Brian Elbing will present his group’s work collecting infrasound measurements from tornadoes to decode information contained in waves about the formation processes and life cycle before potentially devastating storms hit.

26-Apr-2018 10:10 AM EDT

Article ID: 692867

How Does One Prepare for Adverse Weather Events? Depends on Your Past Experiences

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

With much of the country now entering peak tornado season, the impact of these potentially devastating weather events will be shaped in large part by how individuals think about and prepare for them. A new study published in Risk Analysis shows that people’s past experiences with tornadoes inform how they approach this type of extreme weather in the future, including their perception of the risk.

16-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 686242

Faculty Awarded NOAA Grant to Improve Tornado Warnings for Deaf

University of Alabama

Researchers at The University of Alabama will study how tornado warnings could be improved in their accessibility and comprehension by members of the Deaf, Blind and Deaf-Blind communities.

5-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Article ID: 684299

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities


Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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