HURAKAN: Improving Hurricane Risk Communication For Vulnerable Populations


Improving disaster preparation, evacuation, survival, and recovery for those vulnerable to natural hazards such as hurricanes is an ongoing challenge. A better public understanding of the timing and severity of risks can potentially improve decision making and minimize harm. The U-LINK & NOAA supported interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Miami have teamed up with the NOAA National Weather Service (including the National Hurricane Center), and the National Center for Atmospheric Research to improve visual communication of forecast risk and uncertainty for multi-hazard extreme weather events. Presenters: Barbara [...]

Deadly Voyages: Haitian Migration Film And Panel Discussion

Cosford Cinema 5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables, FL

Haitians are risking their lives in the largest maritime migration in nearly two decades. The consequences are tragic. Join Bahamian writer-director Kareem J. Mortimer as he presents his 2017 drama Cargo, about Haitian migrants being smuggled into the U.S. When a desperate fisherman (played by Warren Brown) turns to human smuggling, he is faced with having to abandon refugees at sea who are a long way from their destination. The film will be followed by a panel discussion at 8:30 p.m. moderated by Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat (Brother, I’m Dying). Participants will [...]