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Floods Can Kill You

The purpose of this project was to educate people on what floods are exactly, what the signs are to watch out for that can cause a flood, and what you can do in order to be prepared as well as steps to take in order to stay safe. A flood is when a stream or river overflows because of excess rain or other factors. The most common cause of these floods is excess rainfall. Floods are the most common natural disasters and cause millions of dollars of damage. The problem with floods is that people often try and wait them out or do not prepare for them properly. People do not understand the true gravity of the situation when floods occur, as most people think they will not be that bad. If a flood hits, people in the flooded area must evacuate as soon as possible, and they must also secure their possessions. This includes turning off the electricity in order to prevent fires, as well as tying down lawn furniture and moving important possessions to the highest possible ground. If evacuation is not possible, then the best move would be to get to the highest point possible. Are you ready to face the roughest of floods?

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By Jeffrey Dattilo

Beach Erosion as Related to Winter Storms

The purpose of this poster is to bring awareness to the problem of beach erosion and the effects that winter storms have on the rate of beach erosion. Beach erosion is related to winter storms because high winds give more energy to the shoreline waves, which impact unconsolidated sediments on beaches. Erosion increases, due to increased more power of the waves. Sea level rise and ocean expansion due to Global Warming may be a factor in the increase in the intensity and frequency of winter storms. The importance of coastal communities to replenish beaches, establish planted dunes with natural vegetation, provide a way for beaches to replenish themselves naturally, in order to  protect public and private property along coastlines.

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By Linese Lopez, Sanah Gohar, Lauren Cox & Ryan-lynn Smentkowski

Using the Virtual World to Model and Resolve Environmental Issues

The purpose of this project was to determine the possible causes, effects and solutions for an environmental change that has disrupted a Salt Water Marsh habitat. Gathering data, reviewing water quality test results, conducting interviews, and identifying the effected species highlights the delicate balance needed to maintain a healthy Salt Marsh environment. Using the virtual world of Second Life allows the student to manipulate and study environmental factors and test possible solutions without harming the natural world.

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Amy Gao, Environmental Geology

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