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From the atmospheric disturbances that generate them to the insurance market that helps in their aftermath, there is much to understand about hurricanes. Florida State University faculty are world leaders in the study of these destructive storms and solutions for mitigating their impacts.

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El Niño and record warm ocean temperatures: FSU climatologist offers insight on what they mean for hurricanes

Published: | 12:52 PM

Record-breaking high temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean combined with El Niño spell uncertainty for the Atlantic hurricane season.  El Niño, known to reduce hurricane activity in the Atlantic basin, developed early this summer.   With the conflicting factors of El Nino in the Pacific leading to fewer hurricanes and warm Atlantic […]

FSU drone team finishes urban search and rescue work after Hurricane Ian

Published: | 2:37 PM

Florida State University’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program’s (EMHS) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) team has completed its urban search and rescue work following Hurricane Ian.     The team, housed in FSU’s Center for Disaster Risk Policy (CDRP), deployed to Orlando a day before Ian made landfall in Florida on Sept. […]


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