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Hospitals Are Being Rebuilt For A New Era Of Mega-Storms

Article written by: Katharine Schwab, Fast Company, August 30, 2019

From Nantucket to Miami Beach—currently under threat from Hurricane Dorian—medical centers are going to extreme lengths to prepare. “This is designed to be the last building standing,” says one architect.

Hurricane season is officially here, with Hurricane Dorian projected to hit Florida over the holiday weekend. Meteorologists estimate that by the time it makes landfall, it will be a Category 4 storm. With hurricanes worsening each year, some hospitals on the coast are updating their buildings to be more resilient and able to withstand strong wind and torrential flooding—including one of the hospitals that is in danger from Dorian... Read full article here.

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