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Two Years After Superstorm Sandy: Resilience in Twelve Neighborhoods

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reveals uneven patterns of recovery in 12 neighborhoods two years after Superstorm Sandy. Social factors, such as trust and community bonds prove important in predicting resilience.

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New Methods to Calculate Risk of Floods

University of Adelaide researchers are devising new methods to more accurately estimate long-term flood risk.

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URI Ocean Engineer: Underwater Landslide Doubled Size of 2011 Japanese Tsunami

An ocean engineer at the University of Rhode Island has found that a massive underwater landslide, not just the 9.0 earthquake, was responsible for triggering the deadly tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011.

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DNA Signature Found in Ice Storm Babies

The number of days an expectant mother was deprived of electricity during Quebec’s Ice Storm (1998) predicts the epigenetic profile of her child, a new study finds. Scientists from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University have detected a distinctive ‘signature’ in the DNA of children born in the aftermath of the massive Quebec ice storm. Five months after the event, researchers recruited women who had been pregnant during the disaster and assessed their degrees of hardship and distress in a study called Project Ice Storm.

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April 2011 Tornado Event Prompted Many Alabama Residents to Prepare

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UAB School of Public Health researchers found that 66 percent of residents of Alabama’s most populous county had a complete disaster preparedness kit on hand after the tornado outbreak.

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Dr. Tricia Wachendorf, UD, is Available for Interview on Hurricane Preparedness, Emergency Response and Disaster Management #Hurricaneiselle #Hurricanejulio

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New Research Links Tornado Strength, Frequency to Climate Change

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New research by a Florida State University geography professor shows that climate change may be playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes hitting the United States.

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Relief Organizations Need to Think Long-Term

When a magnitude-7.0 earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, the world wanted to help.

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Beyond the “Go Kit”: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters

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Drawing on the lessons of Superstorm Sandy, a new report from The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), “Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life,” presents an innovative set of recommendations to strengthen and connect formal and informal support systems to keep older adults safe during future disasters.

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Hurricane Sandy Researcher Available to Discuss Long-Term Health Effects of Natural Disasters on Older Adults

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