**MEDIA ADVISORY** Florida Tech Hurricane Experts Available Starting Oct. 11

As Hurricane Matthew moves through the Caribbean toward possible U.S. landfall later this week, faculty experts from Florida Institute of Technology are available to speak on various relevant topics.

  • Marine meteorology and coastal beach erosion due to storm surge.
    Expert: George Maul, professor of ocean engineering and fellow of the American Meteorological Society
  • Psychological effects before and after a hurricane, and managing stress.
    Expert: Victoria Follette, chair and professor of clinical psychology
  • Wind damage to structures; hurricane mitigation measures; safeguarding home, business and infrastructure; and post-storm cleanup.
    Expert: Albert Bleakley, associate professor of construction management
  • The science of hurricanes, coastal meteorology, wind and wave modeling, and thunderstorms.
    Expert: Steven Lazarus, professor of ocean sciences
  • Evacuation decisions and transportation issues.
    Expert: Rodrigo Mesa-Arango, assistant professor, head of Transportation Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Please contact University News Bureau Chief Adam Lowenstein at adam@fit.edu or 321-674-8964 to arrange for interviews.


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