Lessons Learned from Hurricane Hugo and Future Mitigation Activities

by Ben L. Sill, Clemson Univ, Clemson, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hurricane Hugo One Year Later


This paper is given as a summary of many of the various conclusions presented in the symposium, Hugo One Year Later. This includes presentations dealing with the performance of various actions, buildings, and lifelines during and following Hurricane Hugo. The observations in this paper are naturally generalizations, and thus exceptions may be found in specific instances. An attempt has been made to discuss the various items from a distant and detached perspective, so that the conclusions are as sweeping as possible. Using this approach, areas needing attention are differentiated from those which performed well. Finally, a brief summary of future mitigation activities in North and South Carolina is given.

Subject Headings: Hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones | Mitigation and remediation | Government buildings | Building codes | Public health and safety | Structural reliability | Lifeline systems | Wind loads | South Carolina | United States

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