Hurricane Evacuation Studies, an Overview of Major Analyses

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by John K. Graham, US Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile, District, Mobile, AL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85:

Abstract: The purpose of this manuscript is to present the methods employed, the types of data generated and the interrelationships of the major analyses conducted for a hurricane evacuation study. The Sea, Lake and Overland Surge Heights from Hurricanes (SLOSH) numerical model, developed by the National Weather Service, is commonly used to determine the still-water surge heights and windspeeds associated with various simulated hurricanes modeled for a coastal basin. Although other models and methods have been used, the SLOSH model is considered to be the most sophisticated and appropriate for hurricane evacuation studies.

Subject Headings: Numerical models | Hurricanes and typhoons | Evacuation | Model analysis | Hydrologic models | Storm surges | Simulation models | Coastal management |

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