UMD Resilience Experts Offer Insights Throughout Active Atlantic Hurricane Season
Last week marked the end of the most active Atlantic hurricane season since 2005, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. With 17 named storms, including six major hurricanes, the season also ranks among the most active in records dating back to 1851.
National and local news outlets turned to University of Maryland engineers for their flooding and disaster resilience expertise throughout the season. Senior Research Engineer Sandra Knight, Research Professor Gerald Galloway, Assistant Professor Allison Reilly, Professor Bilal Ayyub, and Senior Research Engineering Ed Link, all of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Center for Disaster Resilience, were interviewed by The New York Times, the Los Angles Times, CBS This Morning, and more.
Read and watch more at the links below.
- The New York Times, A ‘500-Year Flood’ Could Happen Again Sooner Than You Think. Here’s Why, August 28, 2017
- The Washington Post, Houston’s ‘Wild West’ growth: How the city's development may have contributed to devastating flooding, August 29, 2017
- Bustle, What Is A 500-Year Flood? Post-Harvey Rainfall Is Drowning Parts Of Texas, August 29, 2017
- CNBC, Facing at least $10 billion in flood insurance claims: Former FEMA deputy admin., August 30, 2017
- HuffPost, Climate Change Has ‘Loaded The Dice’ On The Frequency Of 100-Year Floods, August 30, 2017
- E&E News, The myth of the 100-year flood, August 30, 2017
- Washington Examiner, Blame Harvey's torrential rain, not development, for massive flooding, planning experts say, August 30, 2017
- Climate Liability News, As Harvey's Price Tag Skyrockets, a Reckoning on Climate Costs Looms, September 2, 2017
- Tech Crunch, After Harvey, ignore the climate debate and focus on building better, more efficient cities, September 2, 2017
- Phys.org, Urban sprawl in spotlight after historic Houston floods, September 2, 2017
- Ensia, Will America's Trillion-Dollar Investment in New Infrastructure Withstand Tomorrow's Disasters?, September 14, 2017
- Vice, New Orleans Has to Work Fast to Avoid Washing Away by 2050, October 4, 2017
- Los Angeles Times, How Houston’s newest homes survived Hurricane Harvey, November 8, 2017
- NPR The Two Way, Scientists Glimpse Houston’s Flooded Future in Updated Rainfall Data, November 20, 2017
- The New York Times, After Andrew, Florida Changed Its Approach to Hurricanes, September 6, 2017
- CBS This Morning, "500-year" rain events are happening more often than you think, September 8, 2017
- The Guardian, After the storm: how should cities rebuild post hurricanes like Harvey and Irma?, September 8, 2017
- NBC Nightly News, With 155 MPH Winds, Hurricane Irma is Among Strongest Cat. 5 Storms, September 8, 2017.
- WBUR On Point, After Irma, Extending Help to Hurricane Victims, September 12, 2017
A Local Look
- WTTG-TV, Could Texas-level flooding happen in DC?, August 29, 2017
- Rolling Stone, What Happens When a Superstorm Hits D.C.?, September 21, 2017
- WTTG-TV, Could Washington, D.C. survive if a major hurricane hits?, Setember 22, 2017
- WTTG-TV, A deeper look into the levee system on the National Mall, September 22, 2017
Media interested in contacting Center for Disaster Resilience experts are encouraged to email Anjanette Riley, Communication Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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