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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)


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…


Wall of Wind Receives 2018 Charles Panikow Award for Innovation

The National Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Wall of Wind Experimental Facility was awarded the 2018 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). (Read More)


Speaking Truth to Power: Please Don’t Call Them Natural Disasters

Unfortunately, a persistent problem in public discourse is the penchant of public officials-and the media-to label major damaging events as “natural” disasters. (Read More)


Building Hurricane-Proof Roofs

FIU’s Dr. Arindam Gan Chowdhury has patented a concrete roofing system that aims to replace the hundreds of individual shingles or barrel tiles, not to mention thousands of nails as well as plywood…


What did it all mean when we fled Hurricane Irma?

Now that the true clean-up in southeast Florida from Hurricane Irma is gathering momentum, it is time to revisit one of the storm’s biggest surprises — mass evacuation — and what it means…


Dr. Ping Zu Receives Faculty Award For Excellence In Research And Creative Activities

FIU honors the achievements of faculty who have excelled in the areas of teaching, research, service, engagement, librarianship, mentoring and advising. (Read More)


Transportation Leaders visit FIU’s Wall of Wind

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao and U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart visit the FIU Wall of Wind. (Read More)


Irma was a teachable moment for Miami-Dade. Have we learned its lessons?

For Miami-Dade, Hurricane Irma may have been but a dry run for the real thing. (Read More)

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