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Aug 28, 2019









Jennifer Collins, a Professor in the USF School of Geosciences, discusses her research into human behavior relating to hurricane evacuations and her interest in supporting teaching and research for graduate and undergraduate students.

"Based on our research it is very important to consider your plans now.  If you are to stay, consider getting supplies sooner rather than later (as the stores will run out and have long lines before they do).  Consider if you evacuate where you know people who may help.  In a time of need, even those relationships you have which are weaker and more distant can be those you may want to consider if you don’t have a large network of friends and family outside your immediate area.  Evacuate to your nearest safest place if you can."

More about Jennifer can be found here:

Selected Works

USF SGS Faculty Webpage

For more information on the 2020 Symposium on Hurricane Risk in a Changing Climate:

For official information on hurricanes:

A great resource for hurricane readiness:

Dr. Collins also recommends you check with your local county emergency management web pages. Here is a link for one county which could be at risk because of Dorian:


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