Eye of the Storm is a 12-episode video series to educate people about hurricanes and connect them with inspiring science. Topics covered in the video include hurricane supply kits, power and generator safety, insurance check-ups, pet and boat preparedness, shuttering windows, roofing, debris cleanup, evacuations, storm surge, hurricane forecasting, TV weathercasting and the importance of wind engineering research by the NSF-NHERI Wall of Wind at FIU. The NOAA Hurricane Hunters even show the audience what it's like to fly into the eye of a hurricane.
The series is unique in that each episode contains an interactive science demonstration highlighting the topic being discussed. Experts discuss their educational backgrounds and interesting STEM careers, allowing viewers to get a glimpse into their daily lives.
Eye of the Storm was developed in a partnership between the International Hurricane Research Center at FIU, the Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU, Broward County Emergency Management, the City of Fort Lauderdale Emergency Management and the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) in Fort Lauderdale. The series was sponsored by the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM).
The Eye of the Storm virtual series, which is FREE to all viewers, will provide valuable information and tips on how to safely prepare for hurricane season.
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