Hurricane Michael

Study by FSU researchers finds resilience to natural disasters lags in Black communities

Years after Hurricane Michael devastated Florida’s Gulf Coast, residents of that area are still struggling to overcome the trauma of the Category 5 storm.  In a recent study, FSU researchers found that trauma and a host of psychosocial and physical challenges caused by Hurricane Michael are disproportionately affecting the region’s Black communities.   “These are […]

FSU Alumni Association provides free diploma replacements to victims of Hurricane Michael

The Florida State University Alumni Association, in partnership with the University Registrar, provided more than 500 diploma replacements during the month of October for alumni who were affected by Hurricane Michael in 2018. “To earn an FSU diploma is a significant accomplishment,” said FSU Alumni Association President and CEO Julie Cheney. “We are proud to […]

Social work faculty member awarded grant to study effect of media on Hurricane Maria trauma

A Florida State University researcher has received a fellowship grant from the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation to support her study on the impact of media on trauma recovery. Professor of Social Work Amy Ai, named a 2019 Fahs-Beck Fellow, will use the $20,000 grant for her project, “Traumatization and Resilience among Puerto Rican […]

FSU center partners with ‘Save the Children’ to provide resources for those affected by Hurricane Michael

A Florida State University center has received an $80,000 grant from Save the Children to help those affected by Hurricane Michael. The Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children (CFC Center) within the FSU College of Social Work will use the grant to respond to the mental health needs of children, […]

FSU experts available to discuss elevated risk of Florida wildfire after Hurricane Michael

When Hurricane Michael tore through Florida’s Gulf Coast last October, it raked a devastating path of damaged property, downed power lines, felled trees and strewn vegetation. Months later, the effects of Hurricane Michael — which was recently upgraded from a Category 4 to an exceedingly rare Category 5 — still linger, both for the people […]

FSU Panama City students, faculty thrilled as campus reopens

Resilience, hope and excitement were on full display Monday morning as students returned to class at the FSU Panama City campus for the first time after Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle earlier this month. They were beaming — even those who lost their homes — at the prospect of class and some return to […]

‘… It’s so devastating’: FSU students struggle to persevere after Michael

Two weeks ago, Florida State University student Molly King never thought she’d be 23 years old and homeless. But that was before King and the rest of the Florida Panhandle met the Category 4-force winds of Hurricane Michael. Now, the senior majoring in professional communications is trying to salvage anything she can from her rental home in Callaway, Florida, a small suburb […]

FSU’s Seminoles Cruising Kitchen fires up to serve hurricane helpers

Florida State University and Seminole Dining are coming to the rescue and providing their huge mobile kitchen for hurricane relief efforts. FSU’s Seminoles Cruising Kitchen, a mammoth 18-wheeler with dual kitchens constructed on a 92-foot-long truck bed, has been cooking meals for scores of volunteers, busy making meals for hurricane survivors and emergency workers. The […]

FSU Panama City campus tentatively set to reopen Oct. 29

Florida State University tentatively plans to reopen its Panama City campus and resume face-to-face classes Monday, Oct. 29. “Reopening our campus is an important part of helping Panama City recover from Hurricane Michael,” said Randy Hanna, dean of FSU Panama City. “Great things were happening in Panama City before the storm, and Panama City will come back even […]

Hurricane Michael: How to help

Update: The Seminole Emergency Relief Fund raised more than $150,000 to help faculty, staff and students affected by Hurricane Michael. While applications for assistance after Hurricane Michael are now closed, the fund will remain open to donations for those who experience temporary financial hardship in the future. Read more … DONATE FUNDS TO DIRECTLY BENEFIT FSU […]

Update from President Thrasher: How to help after the hurricane

Updated 10:30 a.m., Oct. 15, 2018 Dear FSU Community, As Florida State University’s campus in Tallahassee returns to normal business following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Michael, we hold in our thoughts and prayers our fellow Floridians and neighbors in Georgia who are suffering greatly and are in need. We know that some faculty, staff […]