Extreme Weather Events in a Time of Pandemic

A firefighter in his work clothes walking away from firetrucks

The CONVERGE working group, “Extreme Weather Events in a Time of Pandemic,” explored how the impacts of COVID-19 could affect the ability of practitioners and communities to prepare for, cope with, and respond to extreme weather events. Using a global scope, the group identified ways that COVID-19 amplifies or attenuates risks to people and infrastructure associated with a wide range of weather hazards such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and heatwaves. It also identified and developed practical strategies to mitigate those risks. Carlie Lawson of Powell Lawson Consulting was honored to serve on this working group with a group of her esteemed peers.

You can download the working group’s https://converge.colorado.edu/v1/uploads/images/extremeweatherandgeohazards-1594314842933.pdf paper from the CONVERGE website. Explore the CONVERGE website to read the research of other working groups as well. This paper complements others in the area of compound hazards and cascading disasters.

 

27 thoughts on “Extreme Weather Events in a Time of Pandemic

  1. Thank you for sharing excellent information. Your web site is very cool. I’m impressed by the details that you have on this blog. It reveals how nicely you perceive this subject. Bookmarked this website page, will come back for more articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found just the info I searched all over [the Internet for] and just couldn’t find. What a great website.

  2. Howdy! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good gains. If you know of any please share. Thank you!

    1. Hi Edra,
      Thank you for your comment. Offhand, I’d suggest Yoast or SEM Rush as WP plugins. You might also try an SEO content developer platform like MarketMuse to help you determine accurate keywords and long-tail keyword phrases. If you don’t want to write the blogs yourself, you can contract with Textbroker or WriterAccess or Verblio to have a trained SEO writer author them for you. Depending on the level (ranking) of writer that you use, you could purchase short blogs of about 300 words for less than $5USD. That is a very reasonable cost for any business and you will get articles written in your choice of US, UK, or AU English. If you need SEO content in another language, try Upwork or Freelancer.

      All the best,
      Carlie Lawson

  3. Simply desire to say your article is as astounding. The clarity in your post is just nice and i can assume you are an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the gratifying work.

  4. Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the pictures on this blog loading? I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Hi Agatha,
      Do you mean the powelllawson.com site or the site that hosts the weather research? In reference to my own site, I had a problem with that myself when I tested the website after my webdeveloper put it together. The trouble in that case was my choice of settings in Microsoft Edge. I also tested it with Mozilla Firefox and Chrome. You might check your setting in your browser for images, third-party cookies, and trackers. While I don’t use trackers on my website, I don’t have any control over what the website that hosts the research paper chooses. I hope that helps you better access information on this website and others.

      All the best,
      Carlie Lawson

    2. Hi, It looks like you visited while we were adding to the site. The web developer probably hit publish too soon. I checked the site and it loads in all three browsers I use to test – Firefox, Chrome, and Edge.

  5. Great submission, very informative. I wonder why the other experts of this sector don’t realize this. You must continue your writing. I am confident, you have a great readers’ base already!

  6. I have been browsing online greater than 3 hours today, but I by no means found any fascinating article like yours. It is lovely price enough for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made excellent content material as you probably did, the web will probably be much more helpful than ever before.

  7. Fantastic goods from you, ma’am. I have be aware your stuff prior to and you’re just too wonderful. I actually like what you have acquired here, really like what you are saying and the way through which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to stay it smart. I can not wait to read much more from you. This is actually a tremendous website.

  8. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

  9. whoah this blog is magnificent i love reading your articles. Keep up the good work! You know, lots of people are hunting around for this information, you could help them greatly.

  10. My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different website and thought I might as well check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to looking into your web page repeatedly.

  11. There are some interesting points in time in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them heart to heart. There is some validity however I will take maintain opinion till I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want extra! Added to FeedBurner.

  12. Good day! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from
    an established blog. Is it very difficult to set up your
    own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty
    quick. I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where
    to begin. Do you have any ideas or suggestions?
    Appreciate it

  13. With having so much content do you ever run into any issues of plagiarism or copyright violation? My blog has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my authorization. Do you know any methods to help prevent content from being stolen? I’d certainly appreciate it.

    1. You can contact each of the websites in which the stolen content appears or its web host, to report it. You will need to be able to prove your ownership of the writing. If the content doesn’t link to your original and provide credit for quoting your writing, you could report it. If it links to you and it only uses short quote from you, that is legal. The JavaScript applets that prevent copying and pasting of your information typically don’t work on all browsers. I have only had two experiences with plagiarism and both times, the site owner either paid me for the blog or removed it from the website after learning it was stolen material. If you outsourced the content creation through an agency, you can contact that agency, such as Textbroker, Writer Access, Upwork, Verblio, etc. to let it know that content which you purchased through it has been used on multiple websites. They can sometimes help with having the offending materials removed.

  14. This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your wonderful post. Also, I’ve shared your website in my social networks!

  15. Hi there! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site? I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at options for another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

    1. My sites use Blogger and WordPress. My web host offers enhanced security protocols. If you move your WordPress site to your own server and upgrade the security, it could help keep your site better protected from hackers. It’s too bad that you can’t contact them and ask them to write blogs on stopping hackers from attacking. Maybe blogging on the topic would provide them with a healthy outlet for their knowledge.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *