Public Hurricane Loss Model Re-Certified by Florida

After defending the updated 6.2 Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model (FPHLM) in May in Tallahassee, the wind loss model was re-certified for another two years. (pdf)


National Weather Service – Miami Office Open House

The FIU Extreme Events Institute and International Hurricane Research Center will participate in the National Weather Service – Miami Office public open house. Saturday, March 18, 2017 10 AM – 2 PM Location:…


IMAX films hurricane-force winds at Wall of Wind

The FIU Wall of Wind (WOW) blasted hurricane-force winds on a scaled down model home, and the result was captured on IMAX film. (Read More)


Wall of Wind Research, CBS4-my33, Friday, June 3rd, 2016

CBS4-my33 Chief Meteorologist Craig Setzer reports on the capabilities, impacts and research of the FIU Wall of Wind. Video


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…


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…


“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….


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…


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…


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…


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.  


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…


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…

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