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A panel at the TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit: Responding to and Mitigating the Impacts was dedicated to the problem of inequity in the distribution of aid after a disaster.
The first of the speakers at the TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit: Responding to and Mitigating the Impacts was Michael Coyne, Regional Director, National Weather Service, Southern Region.
One of the distinguished panelists in the first part of the TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit: Responding to and Mitigating the Impacts was UH Energy Fellow Ed Hirs. He is the economist who predicted that the ERCOT grid would fail during an event like Winter Storm Uri in 2013 – a storm that claimed 211 lives. His take on the energy crisis in Texas is that it was highly politicized.
TAMEST Natural Hazards Summit: Responding to and Mitigating the Impacts, the first of a two-part series, was held on October 19, 2021. The summit was hosted by HuRRI at the University of Houston and presented via Zoom.
As we enter the 2021 hurricane season, and reflecting back on the events of this past year, the term “resilience” that is now common in our everyday lexicon takes on a new meaning.
Living near a hazardous waste or Superfund site could cut your life short by about a year, reports HuRRI study published in Nature Communications.

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