9/22: The lasting toll of hurricanes on communities

Hurricanes today cause billions of dollars in U.S. damages per event, and research indicates that climate change is making these storms ever more destructive.

SciLine’s next media briefing will focus on an underreported aspect of this reality: the numerous ways community services and infrastructure are disrupted in the months and even years after a hurricane strikes. Those impacts include long-term disruptions of drinking water, electricity, and waste removal that affect households, housing, and schools—in some cases undermining learning outcomes for students. A panel of experts will make brief presentations and then take reporter questions on the record.


  • Dr. Cassandra R. Davis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Dr. Sara Hamideh, Stony Brook University
  • Dr. Ali Mostafavi, Texas A&M University
  • SciLine Director Rick Weiss will moderate the briefing

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Registration is OPEN for an additional upcoming briefing:

  • September 28 – Briefing: Long COVID update – Three scientists will cover what the latest research has found about the clinical manifestations of and risk factors for developing long COVID, as well as the evolving menu of available medical interventions to treat and possibly prevent long COVID symptoms.