Storm water banking could help Texas manage floods and droughts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Massive, destructive floods such as those caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 are a stark reality in Texas, but so are prolonged ground-cracking droughts. more
Photos: Hurricane Michael Toppled Over Trees and Uprooted 19th Century Artifacts  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A category 5 storm uprooted artifacts from a 19th century freed slave community, tangled up in rootballs of large toppled over trees. more
Facebook data show how many people left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Conventional surveys can’t track migration after natural disasters in real time. But Facebook data may provide a crude estimate of those who flee. more
NASA goes infrared on powerful Tropical Cyclone Fani  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's Aqua satellite focused an infrared eye on a very powerful Tropical Cyclone Fani as it approached landfall in northeastern India. Fani is a powerful Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane... more
Defining Hurricane Michael's impact on St. Joe Bay, Florida  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Hurricane Michael tore a path through Panama City, Mexico Beach, and Port St. Joe, Florida in October 2018. The storm devastated the area and created a new pass along the... more
AI research offers more eyes and ears to search and rescue missions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Rescue teams descended on the destruction left by Hurricane Michael in October, frantically searching for survivors. But a week later, more than 1,000 people... more
Psychologists release results of survey of 'Maria generation' kids  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Psychologists have just published one of the largest post-disaster screening projects in U.S. history. The report measured the magnitude of Hurricane Maria's impact on the mental health of children in... more
New research explains why Hurricane Harvey intensified immediately before landfall  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study explains the mechanism behind Hurricane Harvey's unusual intensification off the Texas coast and how the finding could improve future hurricane forecasting. more
Hurricane Maria’s legacy: Thousands of Puerto Rican students show PTSD symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Food shortages, damaged homes, fear of death, loved ones leaving. The cumulative stresses of Hurricane Maria contributed to thousands of schoolchildren developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress... more
Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida Panhandle last fall, was actually stronger than initially measured, prompting forecasters to posthumously upgrade it from a Category 4 storm to a... more
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