Rain gets worse after hurricane winds die down

Hurricane rains that come once winds subside may actually have more intensity than when the storm is at its strongest.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment hurricanes rain weather

Breast cancer patients have higher death rate after Hurricane Katrina

Breast cancer patients who lived through Hurricane Katrina have a 15% higher death rate. An expert says that highlights issues with health care access.

Laura Bailey-Michigan | Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine breast-cancer death hurricanes natural-disasters

Sensors ready to monitor bridges during hurricanes

Monitoring bridges during hurricanes will give researchers real-time information about the effects of waves and rising water.

National Science Foundation | Oct. 1, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology hurricanes infrastructure sensors storms waves

How to prep for (and recover from) natural disasters

"More than half of all Americans do not prepare for disasters." Are you one of them? Here's what you can do.

Rachel Harrison-NYU | Sept. 17, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine climate-change hurricanes natural-disasters volunteers weather

Fact check: Do hurricanes really cause early labor?

An OB-GYN addresses a common myth, that barometric pressure during a hurricane causes early labor, and shares how pregnant women should prepare for big storms.

Texas A&M University | Sept. 6, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Hurricanes need water, right? Not necessarily

"We wanted to know if hurricanes really need water. And we've shown that they don't—but in a very different world."

Kayla Zacharias-Purdue | July 24, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology hurricanes mars temperature water weather

How to provide cancer care in a natural disaster scenario

A new paper explains how doctors cared for patients without electricity, clean water, or power in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL | May 26, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer hurricanes natural-disasters physicians puerto-rico

Early hurricanes cause more mosquito-borne disease

Heavy rainfall events that occur on July 1 result in 70% fewer cases of mosquito-borne disease than those that occur just a month earlier, research finds.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State | May 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine hurricanes mosquitoes rain weather

Did FEMA shortchange Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria?

FEMA sent nearly $100 million to areas hit by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but Puerto Rico received only $6 million after Hurricane Maria.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan | Jan. 23, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture fema government hurricanes natural-disasters puerto-rico

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