Posts tagged with: "hurricane response"

Emergency operations team safeguards university community against Hurricane Irma

Emergency operations team safeguards university community against Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma crawled west through the Caribbean, South Floridians scrambled to shutter their homes, braved hours-long waits for a […]

A force of nature: Bridget Pelaez MA ’17 eats, sleeps and breathes disaster recovery

A force of nature: Bridget Pelaez MA ’17 eats, sleeps and breathes disaster recovery

By Eric Barton Considering her schedule, Bridget Pelaez is surprisingly chipper for mid-morning on a Wednesday. In the days since […]

Mark Macgowan, associate dean of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, spent weeks following Hurricane Irma caring for victims' mental well-being.

Caring for disaster victims’ mental well-being: A first responder’s story

By Mark J. Macgowan Mark J. Macgowan is the associate dean of academic affairs for the Robert Stempel College of […]

Students use classroom training in hurricane shelter

Students use classroom training in hurricane shelter

–Video by Carl-Frederick François FIU students had a chance to both help the extended community after Hurricane Irma as well […]

Building hurricane-proof roofs

Building hurricane-proof roofs

An FIU professor has a plan to get rid of the blue tarps that inevitably appear on rooftops after a […]

In gratitude: Hats off to those who support FIU in crisis and year-round

In gratitude: Hats off to those who support FIU in crisis and year-round

By Charles Crespo MA ’13, University Advancement “Unprecedented destruction.” These two words have been spoken frequently by government officials, aide […]

Very Important Panther: Adriana Pereira-Reyes ’05

Very Important Panther: Adriana Pereira-Reyes ’05

Adriana Pereira-Reyes ’05 Senior Director of Community Relations, Walmart Q: When FIU requested bed sheets to cover cots in a […]

5 questions with the vice president of Facilities Management

5 questions with the vice president of Facilities Management

John Cal is associate vice president for Facilities Management, so hurricane season poses special concerns for him. When storms threaten, […]

Irma’s Heroes

Irma’s Heroes

The phrase “it takes a village” describes perfectly how people and communities banded together to pick up the pieces after […]

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Command performance: Elected officials visited FIU to support South Florida in a time of need

Command performance: Elected officials visited FIU to support South Florida in a time of need

Government officials joined hands with FIU to bolster the spirits of those affected by Hurricane Irma and to throw their […]

FIU-FAST team answers the call for help

FIU-FAST team answers the call for help

The only civilian crew of its kind in the nation, the Florida Advanced Surgical Transport team joined the FIU family […]

FIU community proves resilient in the face of adversity

FIU community proves resilient in the face of adversity

From the editor As I write this, the hurricane season of 2017 is winding down—and what a season it was. […]

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Experts reflect on intense 2017 hurricane season

Experts reflect on intense 2017 hurricane season

On Dec. 1, Floridians awoke and breathed a collective sigh of relief as they realized they’d reached the end one […]

FIU medical disaster response team called into action after Irma

FIU medical disaster response team called into action after Irma

After an exhausting 12-hour shift heading a dozen FIU-FAST (Florida Advanced Surgical Transport) team-members deployed after the storm, Bridget Pelaez […]