Saturday, June 30, 2018

Iowa Now, the University of Iowa news source, features a special story on the devastation after Hurricane Katrina that led Eric Tate to a career change and a new focus.

When IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering researcher Eric Tate hears about a hurricane that’s about to slam into the coast, he doesn’t immediately think of pelting rain, strong winds, and dangerous waves. Most likely, he’s thinking about a community’s low-income neighborhoods, which his research shows are more likely to be negatively affected by big storms and flooding.

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