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August 18, 2021 at 2:12 pm

WCPO quotes Houser on relief efforts for Haiti, weather complications

Dr. Jana Houser, portrait

Dr. Jana Houser

WCPO TV 9 quotes Dr. Jana Houser in a story headlined Matthew 25: Ministries extending relief efforts for Haiti’s recovery after massive earthquake.

Houser is associate professor of Geography at Ohio University.

“That has the equivalent of about 20 billion kilograms of dynamite, so that is a lot of energy,” she said. “Energy like that is going to level homes, is going to bring large buildings down to rubble, and basically anything except for the most reinforced, well-designed earthquake-proof buildings are going to experience substantial structural issues.”…

“Unfortunately, it looks like that really torrential rain is going to go right over the epicenter there,” Houser said. “So you’re going to potentially see issues with flooding, with mudslides and all of these types of related phenomena that go along with that, which is really gonna, unfortunately, complicate the response efforts.”

Read more at WCPO.

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