Debris Removal and Channel Shoaling
Hurricane Hugo was one of the worst storms of the century to strike the east coast of the United States. The storm tracked a northwesterly course approximately 11:30 P.M. on Sep. 21, 1989....

Report on Hurricane Hugo and the Response to It by South Carolina Electric & Gas Company
The South Carolina Electric Gas And Company's response to the disaster began even before Hugo Struck. Company employees began preparing for the predicted onslaught. Workers...

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...

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...

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

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...

The Economic Benefits of Hurricane and Storm Damage Reductiohn
The Mobile District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently evaluating the feasibility of a hurricane and storm damage reduction project at Panama City Beach, Florida. Under Corps...

Flood Insurance Construction Standards: Can They Work on the Coast?
This article discusses the construction standards employed for flood insurance. Flooding caused by Hurricane Fredric is employed as a case study....

Using GIS Technology in Assessing the Impact of the SC Beachfront Management Act Following Hurricane Hugo
The 1988 South Carolina Beachfront Management Act was passed into law as a means to protect South Carolina's valuable and fragile coastline by ensuring a gradual retreat from...

Roadside Associated Disturbance on Coastal Dunes
Park Road 100 extends through the developed southernmost 8 km of South Padre Island and continues northward for 11.5 km through the Secondary Dunes and Vegetated Flats (SDVF) zone of the...

 

 

 

 

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