Hurricane Matthew continues westward shift, strikes US East Coast

Keith Tidball, an expert in emergency response at Cornell University, is available to comment on Hurricane Matthew, which made landfall at the southwestern tip of Haiti this morning and is likely to continue its westward shift towards North Carolina, New England and Eastern Massachusetts. Bio: https://dnr.cals.cornell.edu/people/keith-tidball Tidball says: “A westward shift in computer forecast models […]

Six ways to prepare for the next storm

Dozens of deaths have been reported along the eastern U.S. seaboard as a result of the record-breaking winter storm. A high number of those deaths were a result of either carbon monoxide poisoning or physical exertion from snow removal. Keith Tidball, an expert in emergency response at Cornell University, recommends six things to do immediately […]

Less ‘gloom and doom’, more action ahead of winter storm

The impending winter storm slated to hit the Mid-Atlantic region has prompted several states to declare emergencies, and triggered widespread closures. Keith Tidball, an expert in emergency response at Cornell University, says communicating actions to the public instead of ‘gloom and doom’ would prompt citizens to get prepared.   Tidball says: “There are three key […]

Tornado recovery a dangerous time for all, especially children

Keith Tidball, an expert in emergency response, leader of the Nature and Human Security Program at Cornell University, and a veteran of tornado recovery efforts in Joplin, Mo., and elsewhere, warns that 50 percent of tornado-related injuries occur during the recovery process. Tidball says:  “Studies show that 50 percent of tornado-related injuries occur during rescue […]

Now is the time to prepare for tornado season 2014

As the United States heads into the peak of tornado season, Keith Tidball, an expert in emergency response, leader of the Nature and Human Security Program at Cornell University, and a veteran of tornado recovery efforts in Joplin, Mo., and elsewhere, urges every family to begin planning now – before a natural disaster strikes. Tidball […]

Tornado disaster expert available

As parts of the Midwest recover from 81 devastating tornadoes, Keith Tidball, leader of the Nature and Human Security Program at Cornell University and an expert in emergency response, is available to explain the recovery process. Tidball is also coordinator for the New York Extension Disaster Education Network and was a leader in Joplin, Missouri’s […]