‘Cat 6′ hurricane simulator with 200 mph winds
FIU’s Extreme Events Institute already operates a 157-mph Wall of Wind hurricane simulator, where experimental results have been applied to the Florida Building Code. Now, the school is spearheading a $12.8 million National Science Foundation partnership to design a larger national testing facility capable of generating 200 mph winds.
Major outage forces Puerto Rico to shutter schools, offices
More than a million customers in Puerto Rico remain without electricity after a fire at a main power plant caused an island-wide blackout that forced the U.S. territory to cancel classes and shutter government offices in the biggest outage yet this year.
Hurricanes and flooding: Our biggest fears in the fall
Florida’s Severe Weather Awareness Week runs from Feb. 7 to Feb. 11, serving as an opportunity for residents to learn about the various weather hazards that frequently impact the state and how families and businesses can prepare for these natural events.
Miami fires Manny Diaz, awaits Mario Cristobal decision
Manny Diaz was fired as Miami’s football coach Monday, after a 7-5 regular season and with the school in deep negotiations to bring Oregon coach Mario Cristobal back to his alma mater to take over. Diaz went 21-15 in three seasons at Miami.news.yahoo.com
Chiefs beat Rebels 36-26 to end Super Rugby 4th round
The Hamilton-based Chiefs started and finished strongly to beat the Melbourne Rebels 36-26 Sunday and wrap up the fourth round of the Australia-New Zealand Super Rugby tournament. The match was the second involving the Rebels to be played in Sydney because of a community outbreak of COVID-19 in Austalia’s second-largest city. Travel between Melbourne and New Zealand currently is suspended.news.yahoo.com
Brumbies beat Hurricanes 12-10, scuttling Canes' final hopes
The ACT Brumbies upset the Wellington-based Hurricanes 12-10 in Super Rugby trans-Tasman on Saturday, giving Australian teams their second win of the tournament and likely ending the Hurricanes' pursuit of a place in the final. In a dramatic finish, with the Brumbies clinging to a two-point lead, a Hurricanes try was disallowed because of a knock-on in the lead-up and fullback Jordie Barrett missed two potentially match-winning penalties. The contentious decision to scrub out a decisive try came in the 73rd minute as the Hurricanes had begun to stretch a tiring Brumbies defense.news.yahoo.com
Hawaii hurricanes: one down, one to go
Hawaii hurricanes: one down, one to go Hurricane Iselle, which was downgraded to a tropical storm before it came to shore, knocked down power lines, phones and trees, but did not cause major damage. Now the state is preparing for Hurricane Julio. Bigad Shaban reports from Hilo, Hawaii.cbsnews.com