by Stacy Bourne FAIA

Hurricane Preparedness

Nature's Rhythm

While we are aware of hurricanes, the magnitude of their impact can escape some of us. This leaves us vulnerable when strong winds start. The reality is that nature has a rhythm.

Marine Life

Have you ever wondered what marine life does during a hurricane while humans prepare food and water stockpiles and construct underground shelters?


It can cause property damage, disrupt the local economy, pollute water and air, change soil composition, erode coastlines and beaches, destroy coastal habitats, and force people to relocate.

Environmental Ecosystem

Hurricanes cause a cascade of direct and indirect ecological responses ranging from immediate to long-term by changing environmental conditions in coastal habitats.

Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystem

Damage caused by hurricanes can vary depending on the type of ecosystem, whether it is aquatic or terrestrial.

Sea Level Rising

The combination of sea level rise and hurricanes poses a significant threat to ecosystems and communities in coastal areas.

Sea Temperature Rising

Rising ocean temperatures are an important fuel for the formation of more storms and hurricanes. However, these temperatures have not always been considered normal.

Climate Change

Hurricanes tend to intensify in warmer climates, which makes rising temperatures due to climate change an ideal situation for hurricane generation.


The different types of atmospheric disasters leave a great deal of damage and losses on their path.


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Stacy is passionate about advancing Diversity and inclusion opportunities for under-represented groups in the profession and building relationships with other organization. (see page 13)

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