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Available Expert - Hurricane Dorian tracks slowly to the United States

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Queen’s University researchers Ryan Mulligan (Engineering) and Korey Pasch (Policy Studies) are available to comment on Hurricane Dorian. The hurricane landed in the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm and is projected to hit the United States as a Category 3 by end of day Tuesday.

“While it’s still too early to know the extent of the damages Dorian may cause in the United States, the hurricane is yet another example of how climate change is affecting our exposure levels to these hazards,” says Pasch. “Depending on where Hurricane Dorian makes landfall, it could present a real test for Florida’s insurance market as well as the National Flood Insurance Program’s ongoing efforts to protect itself from flood and storm surge risk.”

Dr. Mulligan is a coastal engineer and oceanographer and is examining the physical forces that cause changes to costal regions, including hurricanes. He is tracking the path of the hurricane and is available to comment as a storm tracks over the eastern seaboard.

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