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New federal research funding makes Florida universities national hub for hurricane mitigation research

The National Science Foundation today announced grants to Florida International University and University of Florida totaling nearly $8 million that will position the state to become a national hub for research into making…

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Feel the Force

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 · Media Releases FIU’s International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) sponsors the free Feel the Force community outreach event at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami…

2015 Wall of Wind Challenge Release

Wall of Wind Mitigation Challenge

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 · Media Releases FIU’s International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) hosts the Wall of Wind Mitigation Challenge, a judged competition for South Florida high school students. Teams of high school…

FIU-IHRC Joined NOAA's Hurricane Hunter Awareness Tour

FIU-IHRC Joined NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter Awareness Tour

Florida International University’s (FIU) International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) participated with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) on the 2015 East Coast Hurricane Hunter Awareness Tour. (PDF)

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Extreme Events Institute

On May 19, 2014 at the New York headquarters of the United Nations, the R!SE Alliance for Disaster Risk-Sensitive Investments was formally announced. FIU’s Extreme Events Institute is one of the principal, and…

FIU Issue Forum and Reception in Washington D.C.

FIU Issue Forum and Reception in Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014, 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…

Feel the Force

Feel the Force: Hurricanes and Other Hazards

Feel the Force: Hurricanes and Other Hazards Location: Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129 Time: 10 am to 6 pm When: Saturday, May 31st Tel: 305-646-4200

GetReadyAmerica News Release

Hurricane Experts Release Top 10 Mistakes

With the official start of the hurricane season, the National Hurricane Survival Initiative released a list informed by hurricane experts of the “Top 10 Mistakes” Americans make that increase their risk from deadly…

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Designing for Disaster

The National Building Museum’s exhibition, Designing for Disaster, examines how we assess risks from natural hazards and how we can create policies, plans, and designs yielding safer, more disaster-resilient communities. The FIU Wall…

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FLASH Cites Disturbing Survey Findings

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 A national Harris Interactive Survey commissioned by the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® has revealed some frightening perceptions regarding hurricane evacuation. The survey found that a vast…

NOAA designates IHRC as Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

NOAA designates IHRC as Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

March 25, 2014 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has designated the FIU International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) as the first Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador in South Florida. Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) is about…

National Hurricane Center extends Tropical Weather Outlook time period

National Hurricane Center extends Tropical Weather Outlook time period

National Hurricane Center extends Tropical Weather Outlook time period NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) will extend the time period covered by the Tropical Weather Outlook (TWO) from 48 hours to five days. (PDF)

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2013 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 The Division of Research’s Extreme Events Research, and the School of International and Public Affairs – Latin American and Caribbean Center’s Disaster Risk Reduction Program, at Florida International University…

Florida Division of Emergency Management Media Advisory - May 31 2013 FINAL

Florida Division of Emergency Management Announces Partnership with Mobile TV

On Friday, May 31, 2013 the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) marked the beginning of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season with the announcement of a pilot program “Get Ready: Get Live Mobile…

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Feel the Force Hurricanes and Other Hazards

Feel the Force Hurricanes and Other Hazards Location: Miami Science Museum 3280 South Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129 Time: 10 am ~ 6 pm, Saturday, June 1, 2013 Website: www.miamisci.org Tel: 305-646-4200

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