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Preventing Natural Hazards from Becoming Societal Disasters

EurekAlert (University of Texas, Austin) We may not be able to prevent hurricanes from occurring, but we can improve our ability to predict them, move people out of harm’s way, respond quickly to their aftermath and build our homes and infrastructure in a way that can survive the worst nature can throw at us. A new tool called DesignSafe is helping to do so. A web-based research platform for the NHERI (Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure) Network, DesignSafe allows researchers to manage, analyze, and understand critical information about natural hazards – from earthquakes and tornados to hurricanes and sinkholes. Read more