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Article ID: 694895

DHS S&T Partners with Local Communities to Improve Flood Resiliency

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working with local communities to improve resilience to flood disasters. S&T announced today its latest community partnership with Howard County, Maryland and the National Weather Service (NWS).

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21-May-2018 4:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693786

UF/IFAS Engineer to Lead Research Into Environmentally Induced Migration

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

The Department of Defense wants to know as far in advance as possible when and where these mass migrations are likeliest to happen. That way, the federal government can know when and where to deploy military force and where to send humanitarian aid, as just two possible examples.

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1-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693028

Hurricane Harvey: Dutch-Texan Research Shows Most Fatalities Occurred Outside Flood Zones

Delft University of Technology

A Dutch-Texan team found that most Houston-area drowning deaths from Hurricane Harvey occurred outside the zones designated by government as being at higher risk of flooding: the 100- and 500-year floodplains. Harvey, one of the costliest storms in US history, hit southeast Texas on 25 August 2017 causing unprecedented flooding and killing dozens. Researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and Rice University in Texas published their results today in the European Geosciences Union journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences.

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18-Apr-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693042

A Dutch-Texan team led by prof. Sebastian Jonkman (Delft University of Technology) found that most Houston-area drowning deaths from Hurricane Harvey occurred outside the zones designated by government as being at higher risk of flooding.

Delft University of Technology

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18-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692437

Nature-Based Solutions Can Prevent $50 Billion in Gulf Coast Flood Damages

University of California, Santa Cruz

While coastal development and climate change are increasing the risk of flooding for communities along the U.S. Gulf Coast, restoration of marshes and oyster reefs are among the most cost-effective solutions for reducing those risks, according to a new study.

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9-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691856

Research Finds Dramatic Increase in Flooding on Coastal Roads

University of New Hampshire

High tide floods, or so-called “nuisance flooding,” that happen along shore roadways during seasonal high tides or minor wind events are occurring far more frequently than ever before. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that in the past 20 years roads along the East Coast have experienced a 90 percent increase in flooding – often making the roads in these communities impassable, causing delays, as well as stress, and impacting transportation of goods and services.

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28-Mar-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Expert Makes Case for “New” Disaster Training

University of Georgia

In the face of more frequent and deadly events, University of Georgia disaster management expert Curt Harris argues that more regular citizens need to be prepared to help others in the event of a disaster.

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26-Mar-2018 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691469

Monitoring Kentucky Dams -- Protecting Waterfront Communities

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has been researching ways to minimize risk from a dam failure and improve the response capability of stakeholders in affected areas.

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20-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 689545

Researcher's Fieldwork Builds Understanding of Community Resilience, Recovery in Face of Disaster

University of Kansas

A researcher at the University of Kansas is part of a $20 million, five-year project funded by National Institute of Standards and Technology that enables engineers, computer scientists, economists, urban planners and sociologists to study how communities recover from disaster and become more resilient to future adversity.

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14-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689528

The Hidden Traumas of Disaster

Texas A&M University

In the aftermath of disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, epidemics, armed conflict, and the like – it is difficult to describe the true extent of damage wrought on society.

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14-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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