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Earlier this week, Hurricane Michael quickly intensified and slammed into the Florida Panhandle - putting that state’s hurricane readiness to the test.

Readiness for storm’s like Michael is one area the University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center examines in depth, and the center is part of a larger group recently awarded nearly $2 million dollars to specifically study the factors that influence whether people prepare for hurricanes.

For this week's Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt spoke with the UD Disaster Research Center’s Joe Trainor about this hurricane preparedness study.

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As Matt Denn wraps up his time as Delaware Attorney General, he’s making recommendations on how the state should continue its fight against the misuse of opioids.

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The flu season is now officially underway and the state and area hospitals are holding mass vaccination events.

First State nursing homes are seeking donations for their residents ahead of the holiday season.

Jim Schneck, Winterthur

Winterthur Museum has reopened its Science Research and Analysis Laboratory. The lab closed over the summer for its first renovations since 1969.

Sun Behavioral Delaware

Sun Behavioral opened a center for substance abuse and mental health treatment in Sussex County this week.

Delaware Forest Service

The 8th Annual Delaware Arborist and Tree Care Seminar is next week at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.

Delaware health officials say they’re investing in hiring more peer mentors for patients struggling with substance abuse disorder. But the state is also stalling plans for the so-called 'centers of excellence.'

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Delaware is introducing a new tool to connect mental health and substance abuse patients with the services they require.

The Delaware Treatment and Referral Network, or DTRN, is a digital system meant to expedite the placement of patients in need of mental health or substance abuse disorder treatment.

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Delaware researchers are getting more federal funding to develop recommendations to address the state’s climate challenges.