A contingent of soldiers from the Maryland National Guard are heading from Catonsville down to the Caribbean to assist with disaster relief.
Anyone who’s been in Charm City through heavy storms knows the city’s waterways have a propensity to flood. With that in mind, many are warily eyeing Hurricane Matthew’s path this week as the storm makes its way up the East Coast.
It’s a year after Hurricane Sandy devastated New York and New Jersey. And while Maryland was lucky enough to suffer relatively few effects from the storm, the anniversary is a grave reminder that natural disasters are here to stay. But the good news is, we’ve got science (or scientists, rather) on our side. Seth Guikema, a professor at Johns Hopkins recently received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of repeated battering by storms (our guess: the effects aren’t good) and to develop ways to improve our ability to withstand them.