West Coast wildfires: Disaster research experts can discuss evacuation plans, multiple crises, health concerns and more

Experts from the University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center can provide analysis and advice on evacuations, health concerns, risk perception, dealing with multiple crises and more in reference to the wildfires raging in California, Oregon and Washington state. Tricia Wachtendorf:…

COVID-19: Disaster researchers can comment on infants, at-risk populations, chronically ill and animals

The University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center includes several core faculty members who can discuss various aspects of the COVID-19 health crisis: Sarah DeYoung, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice: Can talk about companion animals and COVID-19, as well as…

Puerto Rico earthquakes: Evacuations, health safety and compounding effects of multiple disasters

The University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center has several sources who can contribute to articles about the earthquakes in Puerto Rico and offer valuable information for both during and after the disaster. – Jennifer Horney, a professor of epidemiology, can talk about…

Disaster research experts can comment on Los Angeles wildfires

Experts from the University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center can provide tips and analysis about evacuations and response related to the wildfires raging in Los Angeles. Tricia Wachtendorf: Evacuation decision-making, disaster response and coordination, disaster relief (donations) and logistics, volunteer and emergent efforts, social vulnerability.   James Kendra: Disaster response,…