Hurricane Diana: Impact on Coastal Development

by Spencer M. Rogers, Jr., North Carolina State Univ, Dep of, Civil Engineering, Raleigh, NC, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85


Hurricane Diana affected the coast of North Carolina during the period of September 11-14, 1984. Builders, designers, building officials and insurance adjusters responded to a written survey to identify non-structural damages due to the storm. The building code provisions performed well in somewhat less than design wind speeds. Structural damage was relatively light particularly in buildings less than 10 years old. Non-structural, but nevertheless costly, water damage was slightly more common.

Subject Headings: Hurricanes and typhoons | Coastal environment | Coastal protection structures | Storms | Insurance | Building codes | Wind speed | Coastal management | North Carolina

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