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  • floods
  • Even the United States hasn't escaped unscathed, with tornadoes ripping across the heartland and Southeast and floods rising in the mid-Atlantic. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Second, catastrophe models generate loss estimates resulting from both frequent and rare floods, which could offer governments a basis to weigh the costs and benefits of flood mitigation investments (e.g., structural protections along rivers), regulate land use to reduce property exposure, and determine ways to share flood risk among governments, private stakeholders and homeowners. (springer.com)
  • stressors
  • The objectives of this study are to (1) investigate whether the immune system will respond to chemical stressors, such as new flame retardant compounds, and (2) determine if such chemical stressors influence white blood cells (WBC) responses after exposure to a viral pathogen mimicking bird flu. (usgs.gov)
  • Florida
  • Early on the following day, the tropical depression then intensified into a tropical storm as it headed generally westward toward Florida, strengthening into a hurricane only two hours before making landfall at Hallandale Beach and Aventura on August 25. (wikipedia.org)
  • Economic
  • Extreme disturbance events are Keywords Disturbances Extreme events complex and require disaggregation to improve Hurricanes Landslides Drought Economic collapse understanding of their effects. (deepdyve.com)
  • Findings show that annual flood losses could increase by up to 300% under a business-as-usual climate scenario by the end of the century (i.e., no mitigation or adaptation), even without accounting for changes to the built environment that could increase exposure (e.g., no population or economic growth). (springer.com)
  • Isaac
  • President Obama signed major disaster declarations for Louisiana and Mississippi on Aug. 29 as Isaac, a hurricane now downgraded to a tropical storm, moved slowly to the northwest across Louisiana. (ohsonline.com)
  • Both CDC and the American Society of Safety Engineers wrote reminders to the public that the Atlantic hurricane season lasts until Nov. 30, so Americans living far beyond the reach of Isaac need to be adequately prepared. (ohsonline.com)
  • But in August 2012, Hurricane Isaac stirred everything up, so we've had re-oiling. (louisianaweekly.com)
  • coastal
  • The significance of the new Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project is not in energy the turbines produce - only 12 megawatts - but in demonstrating how well they hold up under hurricane conditions off the East Coast. (baconsrebellion.com)
  • preparedness
  • So far, as part of my neighborhood unit, I've responded to the plane crash that killed New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle near the East River, directed traffic during a power failure, played the role of 'Rude Evacuee No. 1' in a city hurricane drill, passed out preparedness guides in 11 languages at subway stations and mixed the hot chocolate at a Red Cross evacuation center. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Southeast
  • These systems include the Nation's two largest estuarine complexes, the Chesapeake Bay, MD/VA, and Albemarle-Pamlico Sound, NC, the Parker River, a small estuary situated in the Plum Island National Science Foundation (NSF) Long-Term Ecosystem Research (LTER) site in Massachusetts, and a river-dominated system in the southeast Atlantic Bight, the North River Inlet, SC. (epa.gov)
  • The storm strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane over the warm waters of the Gulf, but weakened before making its second landfall as a Category 3 hurricane on August 29, over southeast Louisiana and Mississippi . (wikipedia.org)
  • waters
  • According to a recent study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), global warming accounted for about half of the hurricane-fueling warmth in Atlantic waters, while natural cycles were a smaller factor. (ohsonline.com)
  • assets
  • In particular, extreme tropical cyclones pose challenges when assessing the future value of investments, evaluating the exposure of existing assets, and developing informed business strategies. (exponent.com)
  • Restoration
  • The findings from our study have broader planning and policy relevance beyond our case study area, and highlight the need for additional research to deepen our understanding of how power restoration after hurricanes contributes to and is impacted by the socioeconomic vulnerabilities of communities. (springer.com)
  • peak
  • The CSPS suggests that the return period of Hurricane Sandy's peak water level is 103 years (95% confidence interval 38-452 years), significantly lower than previously published return periods. (springer.com)
  • infrastructure
  • Large-scale damage to the power infrastructure from hurricanes and high-wind events can have devastating ripple effects on infrastructure, the broader economy, households, communities, and regions. (springer.com)
  • As the population grows and our infrastructure grows, our exposure is going up," says Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. (cqpress.com)
  • ecological
  • Also, social their interactions with affected systems have dimen- systems recovered quicker to a category 3 hurricane sions and responses that exceed the known range of than did ecological systems. (deepdyve.com)
  • The objective of this research project is to develop and test broadly applicable, integrative indicators of ecological condition, integrity, and sustainability across four distinct and representative estuarine systems on the Atlantic Coast of the United States (see Figure 1). (epa.gov)
  • Category
  • 2010). Additionally, while the overall frequency of cyclones in the Atlantic basin will likely decrease, the frequency of Category 4 and 5 cyclones is predicted to nearly double by the end of the century. (exponent.com)
  • events
  • If the exposed ical systems have the capacity to evolve, adapt, system does not respond or exhibits a low level innovate, and develop novelty in response to the response to an event, the event was not extreme to the selective pressure of extreme events. (deepdyve.com)
  • storm
  • CDC's hurricane readiness tips are posted at www.cdc.gov/Features/HurricanePreparedness/ and include preparing emergency supplies in advance, heeding evacuation orders, how to get through the storm as safely as possible if ordered not to evacuate, and protecting pets. (ohsonline.com)
  • Gulf
  • Eleven scientists, including eight from universities, one from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium or LUMCON, one from the Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center and one from ExxonMobil, addressed a dozen reporters in sessions over three days. (louisianaweekly.com)
  • areas
  • A comprehensive exposure assessment conducted by a qualified health and safety professional is recommended prior to undertaking work in hurricane-affected areas. (ohsonline.com)
  • local
  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Aug. 29 that the hurricane had cost state and local governments more than $24 million initially. (ohsonline.com)
  • There were also widespread criticisms and investigations of the emergency responses from federal, state and local governments, which resulted in the resignations of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director Michael D. Brown and New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Eddie Compass . (wikipedia.org)
  • emergency response
  • To get a more ground-level view, I completed the 11-week, 33-hour training for New York City's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the civilian auxiliary force that helps the authorities during emergencies. (washingtonpost.com)
  • and providing emergency response training. (ohsonline.com)
  • Beatty ME, Phelps S, Rohner C, Weisfuse I (2006) Blackout of 2003: public health effects and emergency response. (springer.com)
  • course
  • Of course, before any hurricane hits, it is also a good time to consider what other types of PPE your team might need in the aftermath, and how much of it? (stauffersafety.com)
  • work
  • The American Society of Safety Engineers advice concerns crisis management and the importance of having an emergency plan in place when a contingency situation, such as a hurricane, happens at work, at home, or in a community. (ohsonline.com)
  • conditions
  • DONG has extensive experience operating in the North Sea, which is known for its harsh weather, but wave and wind conditions off the Mid-Atlantic coast are different. (baconsrebellion.com)
  • forms
  • Here we review the ecology and ecophysiology of prominent P. australis lineages and their responses to multiple forms of global change. (frontiersin.org)
  • Life
  • The convenience of a web-based survey allowed for: measures of a general quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF), psychological symptoms, somatic, anxiety, and depressive symptoms (PHQ-SADS), as well as a measure of early life exposure to adversity (CDC/Kaiser Permanente ACE Score Calculator Questionnaire). (frontiersin.org)
  • likely
  • While no hurricane touched the U.S. coastline in 2006, that unusual respite is not likely to be repeated this year, according to a forecast issued by Colorado State University's forecasting team. (ohsonline.com)