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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 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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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