The University of Florida has emerged as a leader in advancing the science of hurricanes by increasing our understanding of these powerful storms and developing innovative solutions to help mitigate their impact. The UF Hurricane Hub is a collection of information, including research, news, tips and a list of experts available to provide their insight to members of the media.
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Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Christa Court uses economic modeling to estimate the financial impact of disasters on Florida’s agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors. The Hurricane Ian assessment report assessed the state’s agricultural losses at between $787 million and $1.56 billion.
Center for Coastal Solutions
Days after Hurricane Ian slammed into the Southwest Florida coast, Christine Angelini and others from the UF Center for Coastal Solutions were on the region’s waterways evaluating water quality relevant to both environmental and human health.
Design, Construction & Planning
In 2019, Jeffrey Carney and UF’s Florida Resilient Cities program began working closely with Port St. Joe in the Florida panhandle following massive destruction from Hurricane Michael. The project from UF’s Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience focuses on the city’s storm recovery and its long-term resilience to climate change.