Hurricane Andrew in South Florida: Steps to Recovery and Lessons Learned

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by Vinio Floris, South Florida Water Management, District, United States,
Cathleen Vogel Anclade, South Florida Water Management, District, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering:

Abstract: This is the second part of a two-part paper which analyzes the development and impact of Hurricane Andrew in South Florida. The paper specifically deals with the experiences of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) in preparing for and recovering from the storm. The SFWMD is one of five regional water management agencies in Florida responsible for flood protection, water supply, water quality and environmental protection. The agency is charged with protecting and restoring the greater Everglades ecosystem. It also serves as a local sponsor for the US Army Corps of Engineers' Central & Southern Florida Flood Control Project - a water control system of 1400 miles of canals and levees, hundreds of water control structures and nineteen major pumping stations that stretches from just south of Orlando to southern Dade County at the tip of the peninsula.

Subject Headings: Hurricanes and typhoons | Water quality | Pumping stations | Structural control | Floods | North America | Florida | United States | Orlando

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