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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…

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…

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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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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…

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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 to 6 pm When: Saturday, May 31st Tel: 305-646-4200

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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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