Loss and Recovery of Critical Lifelines Following Recent Hurricanes

by Ronald A. Cook, Univ of Florida, Gainesville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Lifeline Earthquake Engineering


Hurricanes significantly affect the performance of critical lifelines. An overview of the loss and recovery of power supply, transportation, communication, and water/wastewater systems following recent hurricanes is presented and recommendations are made for improving the performance of these lifelines in the future.

Subject Headings: Lifeline systems | Hurricanes and typhoons | Hydro power | Water treatment plants | Water supply systems | Power supply | Power plants | Wastewater treatment plants

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