Hurricane Matthew has lashed the coast of Florida, caused coastal damage to South Carolina and continues to cause substantial damage. York University has experts available to comment on disaster and emergency management, evacuation of residents and recovery from this dangerous natural disaster.
Professor Jack L. Rozdilsky, Associate Professor of Disaster and Emergency Management in the School of Administrative Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies is available for media interviews on disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery, and natural disasters, including his first-hand research experience on Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Ike. His research combines disaster-related scholarship with emergency management and homeland security practice. He has actively explored a variety of disaster-related circumstances, some of which include the Montserrat volcanic crisis, Hurricane Katrina, tornado disasters, the Ferguson civil disturbances, 9/11 memorialization, and the 70th anniversary of the first use of the atomic bomb.
Professor Ali Asgary Associate Professor in the School of Administrative Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, is available for media interviews to discuss the hurricane’s potential impact, emergency preparedness and management. His research includes creating disaster simulations.
Professor David Etkin Graduate Program Director, Disaster and Emergency Management, in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies is available for media interviews to discuss the hurricane’s aftermath. Etkin is an expert in natural hazards and disaster management and has written about strategies for disaster reduction and how people can make their communities less vulnerable.
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