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Dr. Laura Myers

Dr. Myers joined The University of Alabama and the Center for Advanced Public Safety in 2013 having previously served as research faculty at Mississippi State University, Clemson University and Sam Houston State University. She has extensive experience in emergency management and criminal justice research. Read more about Dr. Laura Myers

In The News: UA Part of Tornado Research Project in Alabama

A group of University of Alabama students will soon visit and spend time with some homeowners to better understand how they find out when severe weather is happening and how those families react to it. Read more

Sources: Fox 6, ABC 33/40 on 10/7, NBC (Huntsville), NBC (Montgomery), WERC-FM, WVUA on 10/9, NBC 13, ABC 33/40 on 10/9, WVTM-13 on 10/10, WVUA on 10/12, WVTM 13 (Birmingham) on 10/12 , ABC/NBC (Mississippi and West Alabama), The News Courier, NBC (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Times Daily, The Eagle, ABC (Huntsville), ABC 33/40 on 10/14, NBC (Columbus, Miss.), Insurance Journal, Alabama Newscenter

In The News: University of Alabama researchers to design next-gen transportation system in west central Alabama

Researchers at the University of Alabama are embarking on a $16.8 million project to transform the roads and highways in the Tuscaloosa area into a smart transportation network that is safer, less congested and more environmentally friendly. By dotting the roadways in west central Alabama with sensors and cameras, utilizing… Read more

Sources: Alabama Newscenter, Wired Focus

In The News: When a Tornado Hits Your Home: A New Look at Structures, Survival, and Resilience

Chasing a tornado is one thing. It’s a whole different matter if a tornado is heading toward your home. How do you deal with the threat? And exactly what happens if the tornado actually hits? A new NOAA-funded study will spend the next two years delving into those questions. The… Read more

Sources: Weather Underground

In The News: Tropical storm to category 5: Hurricane Michael shows storms can strengthen with deadly speed

Warning: All four of the deadly Category 5 hurricanes to ever strike the continental U.S. were merely tropical storms three days from landfall, swirling offshore at sea … Laura Myers is a senior research scientist at the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety. Though Michael intensified rapidly, she… Read more

Sources: Florida Today

In The News: Why maps still matter: Working out a big severe weather worry

Veteran Alabama TV meteorologist James Spann touched on a topic — and a nerve — during severe weather coverage over the weekend in Alabama … One of the people taking an in-depth look at the problem — and everyone agrees it’s a problem — is Dr. Laura Myers, the director… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: TV Meteorologist Gets Death Threats After Station Cuts Into Masters Coverage

An Atlanta meteorologist says she received death threats Sunday after her station cut into the Masters coverage to warn viewers of tornado threats … Dr. Laura Myers, director of the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama, can relate. “I’m a huge Masters fan and was watching Saturday”… Read more

Sources: Weather.com, PJ Media, ClickOrlando.com, NBC 10 (Roanoke, Virginia)