Hurricanes of 1992
Lessons Learned and Implications for the Future
In 1992, Hurricanes Andrew and Iniki devastated portions of Florida, Louisiana, and Hawaii causing over $35 billion in damages and the loss of 38 lives. Hurricane Andrew, which accounted...

Marina Facilities Planning Design and Operations in Hurricane Prone Areas
The overall growth in population of coastal areas in the southeastern and coastal regions of the Unites States has created a need for additional water related recreation facilities such...

Cheniere Caminada and the Hurricane of 1893
The author reflects on the 1893 hurricane that totally destroyed Cheniere Caminada (the northern Gulf of Mexico's coast).The deltaic processes that characterize the Barataria-Terrebonne...

Recovery of Vegetation of Barrier Island Washover Zones
Barrier islands are prime examples of disturbance dominated ecosystems. They are formed, shaped, and moved by hurricanes. During storms overwash uproots large expanses of vegetation and...

Origin, Development and Stratigraphy of Tidal Deltas at Hurricane Pass, Pinellas County, Florida—An Example of Modern Tidal Delta Architecture from a Microtidal Coast
Sequential analysis of aerial photographs taken between 1926 and 1990 have helped to define the morphological development of the tidal deltas at Hurricane Pass, and along with other historical...

Shoreline Changes Along the North Yucatán Coast
The north Yucatan coast in the vicinity of Progreso, consisting of a multiple beach ridge barrier complex backed by a wetland-fringed lagoon, has undergone many changes since the late...

Lessons from Hurricane Andrew's Effects on Hydraulic Structures
Documentation and description of Andrew's effects on open channels and other hydraulic structures in South Dade County, Florida, are presented, based on observations made during field...

PMF Estimation for a Sparsely Gaged Watershed
This paper describes a procedure used to determine the design-basis and probable maximum flood (DBF and PMF) for Jiguey Dam located in the Dominican Republic. This dam is situated upstream...

Sediment Yields from a Watershed in Taiwan
Characteristics of suspended sediment load were investigated for Shih-Men Reservoir watershed in Taiwan. Results of the investigation showed that annual suspended sediment load was correlated...

Hurricane Andrew in South Florida: Preparing a Water Management System for Disaster
This paper analyzes Hurricane Andrew from its beginning as a tropical storm to the powerful force that it later became. The careful monitoring that took place throughout its transformation...

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

Scour Around Bridge Piers in Oklahoma Streams in 1986
Historically, Oklahoma has received many severe rainfall and flooding events due to hurricanes hitting the coast of Florida and moving to the Gulf Coast area. One such event occurred during...

The Landfall of Hurricane Hugo

Empirical Simulation of Future Hurricane Storm Histories as a Tool in Engineering and Economic Analysis
Although the database of past storm occurrences and their detailed histories and geometries at or near a site is essential to planning safe and cost-effective future engineering operations...

Hurricane Camille Shelf Wave Simulation Using a Numerical Ocean Circulation Model
The hurricane generated shelf waves for Hurricane Camille (1969) are studied using a three-dimensional, thermodynamical, primitive equation, ocean circulation model developed at Princeton...

Hurricane Retrofit
Houston's Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center has been retrofitted to protect it from panel pop-out (separation from building curtain walls) and curtain-wall separation from...

Development of the South Carolina Coast 1959-1989: Prelude to a Disaster
The history of hurricanes on the South Carolina Coast is reviewed. It is shown that reasonable design wind and surge conditions could have been established before the rapid development...

Preparations for the Storm
At the state level the Emergency Preparedness Division operates a single central emergency operations center in Columbia. It relies upon other state agencies for response and recovery...

Within the North Wall of Hugo (Personal Recollections of Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time)
Our house is in Romain Retreat, a subdivision of lots of 1 1/2 -3 acres in Awendaw, S.C. approximately 20 miles northeast of Charleston off Route 17 and about the same distance from McClellanville...

Hurricane Hugo vs Critical Lifelines
Hurricane Hugo significantly affected the performance of critical lifelines in South and North Carolina. An overview of the performance of power supply, transportation, communication,...

 

 

 

 

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