An Overview of Hurricane Damage to Military Facilities and the Storm Recovery Role Played by the Southern Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Hurricane Hugo struck a major blow to the military's shore facilities at Charleston, SC and Sumter, SC. The Air Force Base at Myrtle Beach, SC suffered only minor damage....

Structural Engineering Lessons Learned From Hurricane Hugo
Hurricane Hugo purported to be 'The Storm of The Century' caused considerable property damage over a tremendously large area effecting nearly everyone and every...

Lessons Learned by a Roof Consultant
Hurricane Hugo left in its wake, extensive damage, an estimated $6 Billion loss. It is estimated that over 80% of the losses were related to roof failures, and the associated water damages....

Architectural Lessons Learned From Hurricane Hugo
All of us in the building design professions have learned many lessons in the last year since Hugo. My experience, as with many of us in the design profession in Charleston, has been on...

Lessons Learned by a Wind Engineer
Surface wind speeds during the passage of Hurricane Hugo through the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are described. Although damage to the affected areas was extensive, an assessment...

Masonry Performance in the Coastal Zone
Investigators from the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) surveyed the coastal areas of South Carolina from Charleston to Myrtle Beach during a seven day period just after hurricane...

Roof Wind Damage Mitigation: Lessons From Hugo
Hurricane Hugo caused extensive roof damage in Charleston, South Carolina and surrounding areas. Extensive field investigations have revealed the causes of many of the problems. This paper...

A Post Hurricane Hugo Transportation Study
Hurricane Hugo will remain in the minds of South Carolinians for many years to come. This hurricane attracted most of the world's attention in 1989 as it devastated every...

Effects of Hurricane Hugo On Water and Wastewater Systems of the Charleston Commissioners of Public Works
Hurricane Hugo had a major impact on the operations of the Charleston Commissioners of Public Works in their effort to provide safe water and wastewater service to their customers. Through...

Lessons Learned by the News Media
The paper summarizes a few things learned from the news media's experience in Hurricane Hugo and which they will try to do differently the next time. These include: simulcasting...

Surviving the Storm: Building Codes and the Reduction of Hurricane Damage
The link between adequate building codes, enforcement, and the level of damage experienced in major hurricanes was examined in a 1989 study by AIRAC, a public policy research group sponsored...

Lessons Learned by the Federal Government

Hugo-1989! Lessons Learned by Local Government Charlotte, N. C.
Hurricane HUGO taught many quick lessons to the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Some of the lessons were those which every government official should learn. No one signed up...

Hurricane Hugo and the SC Coastal Council

The Plight of State Legislation Mandating Building Codes in South Carolina
Since 1968, counties in South Carolina have exercised their individual option to adopt and enforce building codes. Prior to Hurricane Hugo on September 21, 1989, 17 of the 46 counties...

The Facts About Hurricane Hugo - What It Was, What It Wasn't and Why It Caused So Much Damage
This paper summarizes the information presented at a public forum in Charleston, SC on September 15, 1990. Wind and surge conditions are described, the extent of damage to buildings and...

Lessons Learned from Hurricane Hugo and Future Mitigation Activities
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...

Destruction and Restoration of New Nagasaki Fishing Port Breakwaters

Aerial Videotape Mapping of Coastal Geomorphic Changes
An aerial geomorphic mapping system was developed to examine the spatial and temporal variability in the coastal geomorphology of Louisiana. Between 1984 and 1990 eleven sequential annual...

Pre-Storm and Post-Storm Hurricane Planning in Nags Head, North Carolina
Located on a barrier island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Town of Nags Head is vulnerable to the direct effects of hurricanes and extra-tropical storms. The Outer Banks, as...

 

 

 

 

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