FIU researchers: there’s a ‘window of opportunity’ in the Bahamas for stronger building code enforcement

Extreme Events Institute researchers analyzed results from first post-Dorian survey of Bahamians, find increased public support for safer construction, stricter code enforcement. (Read More)


Hurricane Dorian Batters Bahamas as ‘Catastrophic’ Storm

Aris Papadopoulos, EEI Distinguished Expert in Resilience, quoted by the New York Times regarding Hurricane Dorian. (Read More)


How can we prevent hurricanes causing such devastation?

The FIU NSF-NHERI Wall of Wind advances wind-engineering research to make the built environment more resilient. (Read More)


Northeast Florida Hurricane Building Code Standards Lower Than Other Parts of Florida

Jacksonville and surrounding areas have some of the lowest maximum wind building codes in all of Florida. (Read More)


State of Florida renews certification of FIU-led hurricane loss model

The FIU-led Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model was recertified by the State of Florida for the next two years. (Read More)


What Hurricane Michael taught us about preparing for this year’s hurricane season | Opinion

Although South Florida was spared in the 2018 hurricane season, there were still some takeaways for the 2019 hurricane season. (Read More)

Museum of Discovery and Science

2019 Eye of the Storm – Hurricane (Science, Mitigation & Preparedness) Free Museum Event, Saturday, May 18th, 10am to 5pm

FIU’s International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) sponsors the FREE Eye of the Storm community outreach event at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) on…


Life-saving storm surge modeling deployed in Hispaniola

Congratulations to Dr. Zhang and Dr.Li and the Storm Surge Team for jointly receiving, along with the NOAA National Hurricane Center, the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2019 National Hurricane Conference in New…


Focus on innovation: Taming the wind

Professor Arindam Gan Chowdhury teamed up with mechanical engineer Andres Tremante to develop a new innovative technology. (Read More)

After Devastating Storm, FIU Studies Flaws in Building Designs

After Devastating Storm, FIU Studies Flaws in Building Designs

For the most part, homes destroyed by Michael were built before stronger building codes became state law in 2002. (Read More)


5 natural disaster simulators in the US that help build stronger, more resilient communities

Miami’s Florida International University is home to the National Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Wall of Wind Experimental Facility. (Read More)


Heading off disasters: the Extreme Events Institute

The Extreme Events Institute takes a broad approach to saving the world from what Mother Nature dishes out. (Read More)


Wall of Wind Challenge attracts next generation of engineers

The WOW Challenge invites local high school students to build scale model structures that test their engineering skills against the Wall of Wind. (Read More)


Your Home Is Your Castle. Local Disaster Experts Explain How To Protect It From Storms

Just two days before the official start of hurricane season, Florida International University hosted the world premiere of “BUILT TO LAST?,” a documentary that warns of risks to homes and other buildings in…


World Premiere Showing of Documentary BUILT TO LAST? on Wednesday, May 30th, 2pm to 4pm at FIU

A one-hour independent documentary, inspired by the book ‘Resilience-The Ultimate Sustainability’ and featuring FIU Extreme Events Institute Director Dr. Richard Olson, communicates what ordinary people around the world can do to make their…

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