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Tornadoes in a Bottle

On Thursday last week, Wind Hazard Damage Assessment Group (WHDAG) members, Austin Thompson and Malcolm Ammons received the opportunity to teach students at Williams Elementary School about forensic engineering and tornadoes. This afterschool program began in partnership with the Gainesville Community … Continue reading

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America’s PrepareAthon TwitterCHAT

Weather-Ready Nation is a community based campaign with the goal of providing citizens with better weather hazard related information for better decision making and preparedness. The UF Wind Hazard Damage Assessment Group makes up one of hundreds WRN ambassadors internationally … Continue reading

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Join America’s PrepareAthon! National Day of Action on Twitter. 2-3PM ET #PrepareAthon

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America’s PrepareAthon! National Day of Action Is This Thursday, February 26, 2015

America’s PrepareAthon is a community-based campaign to increase national emergency preparedness in support of Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-8) for national resiliency. America’s PrepareAthon events are held biannually across the country with a focus on preparing organizations and individuals for natural … Continue reading

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Tropical Cyclone Marcia (Australia) Preliminary Damage Report

A First by UF’s Wind Hazard Damage Assessment Group

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Florida’s Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week is upon us. As a part of Florida’s Severe Weather Awareness Week activities, a 20 minutes statewide Tornado Drill will Be held Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 4th, at 10:10 a.m. For instructions, here’s a link to the … Continue reading

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Statewide Tornado Drill

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in both the States of Florida and Georgia. As a part of each state’s Severe Weather Awareness Week activities statewide Tornado Drills will Be held on Wednesday, February 4th. The Tornado Drill/Routine Weekly … Continue reading

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1st Anniversary of the Washington, IL tornado

Today is the first anniversary of the Washington, IL November 17, 2014 tornado. The tornado initially developed over the East Peoria County, IL at 10:59am CST and then moved northward towards Tazewell County and the city of Washington, reaching EF-4 … Continue reading

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Join a TweetChat hosted by @PrepareAthon to learn how to practice preparedness 9/23 @2PM ET #PrepareChat #NatlPrep

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Five Simple Steps to be Ready for Fall Hazards

Check out these five simple steps to be ready for the hazards of fall. Prepare for Hurricanes Turn Around, Don’t Drown Tornadoes: Know Where to Go Practice Wildfire Safety Prepare for Winter Follow link to read more: Weather-Ready Nation Related … Continue reading

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