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FIU-led hurricane loss model recertified by the state of Florida

The FIU-led Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model (FPHLM) was recertified by the state of Florida for the next two years. The model is the State of Florida’s benchmark for evaluating the financial risks…

University helps community prepare for hurricane season

The FIU-sponsored, annual “Eye of the Storm” event shared hurricane preparedness tips for the whole family in a fun-filled day at the Museum of Discovery and Science. (Read More)

Hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods – whatever your local risk, here’s how to be more weather-ready

Recognizing that Americans are increasingly vulnerable to extreme weather, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Weather-Ready Nation initiative is helping communities plan for events like violent tornadoes, destructive hurricanes and widespread flooding. (Read…

FIU-EEI hosts congressional briefing on preparing communities for hurricane season

FIU in Washington, D.C. and FIU’s Extreme Events Institute hosted a national briefing to explore these questions and hurricane predictions for 2021. (Read More)

Stepping up to make Miami more resilient and sustainable

As Miami-Dade seeks solutions to climate change and sea level rise-related issues, a number of individuals have stepped up to help make us more resilient and sustainable, including Aris Papadopoulos, EEI Distinguished Expert…

Mellon Foundation grants address inequities of vulnerable, marginalized communities

Vulnerable communities are often disproportionately impacted by hazards such as hurricanes and floods. Thanks to major grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Florida International University is addressing these inequities through two innovative…

Wall of Wind competition inspires high school students to become engineers, tackle real-world problems

FIU hosts its Wall of Wind Mitigation Challenge, in which teams of local high school students develop innovative wind mitigation concepts and solutions within guidelines set by FIU’s wind engineers. (Read More)

FIU Wall of Wind receives a $5.62 million NSF grant for hurricane research

FIU’s Wall of Wind (WOW), a large-scale hurricane simulator capable of generating 157 mph wind speeds with rain intrusion, received a $5.62 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue as…

Mellon Foundation awards FIU $4.63M to help vulnerable communities prepare for, recover from disasters

A cross-disciplinary team of FIU faculty, led by FIU’s Extreme Events Institute and the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab, plan to study and address racial and ethnic disparities related to effects from natural hazards…

Case Study: Sustainable Outreach at the FIU Wall of Wind

For nearly a decade, the Wall of Wind experimental facility at Florida International University has been the center of multiple successful — and sustainable — outreach programs. (Read More)

Architecture Students Work to Preserve Miami Beach Amid Rising Sea Levels

FIU Architecture students are working in a new advanced design studio course titled “Historic Preservation, Sea Level Rise, and Inspirational Resiliency Visions for Miami Beach in 2070.” While the city has implemented a…

Researchers to study public support for reducing disaster risk in Latin America and the Caribbean

A team of researchers from FIU’s Extreme Events Institute is studying Latin American and Caribbean public support for policies that reduce deaths, injuries, and property losses from disasters – and how experiencing a…

‘Eye of the Storm’ gives you a better understanding about hurricanes, their power and their deadliness

Eye of the Storm is a 12-part video series that focuses on hurricane science, mitigation and preparedness. (Read More)

New video series shares hurricane education

Eye of the Storm is a 12-episode series that focuses on hurricane science, mitigation and preparedness. (Read More)

Hurricane season in a pandemic: what to expect

“We are in a slow onset, slow exit disaster — a global pandemic with national to local impacts,” said Richard Olson, director of the Extreme Events Institute. “Now, entering hurricane season for South…

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