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USF experts ready to contribute to hurricane- and storm-related coverage

Experts around the world are predicting the 2024 hurricane season will be very active and the University of South Florida offers a variety of experts to discuss related topics and new trends. Their expertise includes storm surge, flooding, effects of sea-level rise, extreme heat, resiliency of bridges and other transportation structures, effects on power grids, and implications for older adults and those with health-related concerns.

April 17, 2024University News

Helping prepare refugee women for hurricane season

USF students collaborating with Hillsborough County to help prepare refugee women for hurricane season

Through a College of Public Health course, students are paired with refugee women to explore local resources and develop customized emergency plans together.

June 21, 2022USF Health

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USF faculty experts gear up for interviews with the start of the 2022 hurricane season

With the prediction of another above-average Atlantic hurricane season, the University of South Florida is making a variety of experts available to discuss hurricane and storm-related topics. Listed below are some of our experts, along with their focus areas.

June 2, 2022University News

Satellite image of a hurricane nearing Florida

USF launches study to identify impact of COVID-19 vaccinations on hurricane evacuation behaviors

The University of South Florida is helping prepare offices of emergency management across the nation for the upcoming hurricane season by determining how COVID-19 may impact evacuation behaviors.

May 4, 2021COVID-19

A photograph of a hurricane from space

Study investigates hurricane evacuations in the era of COVID-19

The 2020 hurricane season is breaking records with 23 named storms, and more are projected to develop over the next few weeks. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts there will be as many as 25 by the time the season ends. Researchers say this extremely active forecast is especially troublesome due to the compounding risks of COVID-19.

September 21, 2020COVID-19, Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF System Monitoring Hurricane Michael

The University of South Florida System continues to monitor the projected path and potential impacts of Hurricane Michael, including staying in regular contact with state and local government agencies.

October 8, 2018University News

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