Clemson University marine scientists and students are leading efforts to solicit help for the hurricane-impacted Florida Keys and Caribbean.
In a nondescript industrial steel building not far from Clemson University's main campus, civil engineers fire two-by-four lumber out of an air cannon and test model buildings in a 50-mph wind tunnel to study the damaging effects of high-speed winds, like those created by tornadoes and by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Clemson Livestock-Poultry Health, the state agency that oversees animal health issues, has suspended some of the requirements for the interstate movement of animals to accommodate evacuations ahead of Hurricane Irma.
In the rush to be close to nature or create economic growth, how structural changes impact the coastal environment is often lost.
Hurricane experts and story tips.
When a Hurricane Harvey happens here, will you be ready? South Carolina is every bit as vulnerable to hurricanes as Texas. Preparing for them is up to you. And the decisions you make affect not only you, but your animals, from your pet gerbil to your American Quarter Horse and everything in between.
Though Hurricane Matthew continues on course to threaten the coasts of at least three southeastern states, it appears likely that its projected path will not extend far enough inland to have much of an effect on the upcoming fall color season, which is already under way in the upper heights.