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CFO Jeff Atwater, Wall of Wind, Capitol Update, WFSU, Wednesday, June 1st 2016

Florida CFO Jeff Atwater and his financial team visit the Wall of Wind on the first day of the new hurricane season to encourage Florida residents to be prepared and review their insurance…

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Lessons of Past Disasters Helped Mexico Sidestep the Brunt of a Hurricane

The Mexican authorities “learned some hard lessons” from botched or inadequate responses to earlier catastrophes, said Richard Olson, the director of the Extreme Events Institute at Florida International University in Miami. “It looks…

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“Potentially Catastrophic” Damage Expected From Hurricane Patricia

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — As part of Mexico braces for Category 5 Hurricane Patricia, weather experts say the damage could be “potentially catastrophic.” The hurricane is considered the strongest recorded in the Western hemisphere….

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FIU, National Hurricane Center join forces to improve storm surge forecasting in Haiti and Dominican Republic

NOAA has awarded $300,000 to FIU’s Extreme Events Institute and its International Hurricane Research Center to develop and implement the program, which is designed to help government agencies make informed decisions when hurricanes…

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NSF invests $40 million in research infrastructure for earthquake, wind and water hazards

Recognizing the national need for resilience against multiple natural hazards, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has initiated a new chapter in hazards research with a $40-million investment in Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure…

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New Spanish-Language Website for Hurricane Preparation

Florida International University’s (FIU) International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) has launched a new Spanish language hurricane information website. https://news.fiu.edu/2015/06/new-spanish-language-website-for-hurricane-preparation/89910  

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2015 Wall of Wind Challenge, The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel’s Kait Parker was a VIP Judge for the 2015 Wall of Wind Challenge at Florida International University and aired this story.

High school students test engineering skills at Wall of Wind Challenge

High school students test engineering skills at Wall of Wind Challenge

Aspiring engineers from nine Miami-Dade high schools put their design and problem-solving skills to the test at FIU’s Wall of Wind. They were tasked with creating wind barriers to protect a Miami Beach…

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The White House Visits FIU-EEI-IHRC

John Holdren, assistant to the President of the United States for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, visited the FIU Campus. He met with…

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As natural disaster threats around the world increase, so do risks to businesses’ customers, supplies

Miami Herald:  Business Monday — Richard S. Olson, director of the Extreme Events Institute at Florida International University, said companies have a growing incentive to reduce the risk of disaster damage to suppliers…

FIU Issue Forum in Washington, D.C. Drives Conversation on Resilient Construction and Responsible Public Policy

FIU Issue Forum in Washington, D.C. Drives Conversation on Resilient Construction and Responsible Public Policy

Florida International University, the BuildStrong Coalition, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and other members of the Florida Congressional Delegation, and a number of high level Administration officials participated in a…

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Wall of Wind Research, The Weather Channel, Friday, June 6th, 2014

The Weather Channel’s Bryan Norcross reports on the Wall of Wind at Florida International University.

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Wall of Wind testing could help make homes safer in storms

Building code provisions, particularly for the Miami-Dade High Velocity Hurricane Zone, have been revised and tightened in the last two decades based on lessons learned from previous storms. But until FIU’s International Hurricane…

Miami-Dade High School Students Test Wind Challenge Designs

Miami-Dade High School Students Test Wind Challenge Designs

Eight teams of high school students from Miami-Dade County tested their aerodynamic designs in a wind mitigation challenge. The 2014 Wall of Wind Mitigation Challenge demonstrated the importance of designing against the forces…

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Wall of Wind takes National Stage in Disaster Mitigation

Florida International University’s one-of-a-kind hurricane simulator, the Wall of Wind, takes the national stage as a special, interactive feature of the new exhibition opening at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.  The…

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