Extreme Weather Events in a Time of Pandemic

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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.


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  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,
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  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

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