The International Hurricane Research Center located on Florida International University’s (FIU) campus in Miami, Florida, is an interdisciplinary research and education center serving the State of Florida’s university system. It is focused on a single mission: to reduce hurricane damage and loss of life through more effective mitigation. Researchers are poised to advance solutions and lessen the dangers of severe weather through advancement in science, technology and product development. Created in 1996 as collaboration between the “We Will Rebuild Foundation” and FIU, the center focuses on research in Florida, other Atlantic and Gulf Coast states, as well as the Caribbean and Central American nations. For more information, go to www.ihrc.fiu.edu.
National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) is a non-partisan, non-profit association dedicated to enhancing public safety by improving the nation’s ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from all emergencies, disasters, and threats to our nation’s security. NEMA is the professional association of and for state emergency management directors. For more information, go to www.nemaweb.org.
The Salvation Army an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 127 years in the United States. More than 31 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services, ranging from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised supports those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmy.org.
National Hurricane Center is part of the National Weather Service, maintains a continuous watch on tropical cyclones from May 15 through November 30 in the eastern Pacific, and from June 1 through November 30 in the Atlantic, issuing forecasts, watches and warnings. During the “off-season,” the National Hurricane Center trains U.S. emergency managers and representatives from many other countries affected by tropical cyclones. For more information, go to www.nhc.noaa.gov.
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