Andrew versus Hugo - damages to residential communities

Wang, Hsiang (1993) Andrew versus Hugo - damages to residential communities. Gainesville, FL, University of Florida, Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Department, (UFL/COEL, 93/001)

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Abstract

Hugo and Andrew were two of the most costly hurricanes to hit the United States in recorded history. They occurred within a time of three years in 1989 and 1992, respectively. The levels of damage were disproportionately high when compared with past hurricanes of comparable strength. Residential communities, in particular, were most severe. This report documents and compares the nature and causes of structural damages inflicted by these two events. The damage nature was found to be very different. Hugo inflicted very severe water damage on residential structures along the coastal belt spreading over one hundred miles in length. Damage by Andrew, on the other hand, was almost exclusively caused by high wind intensity. Accordingly, the structural damage modes were quite different. A case of reversing the roles of Hugo and Andrew was examined to call attention to the potential hazard of coastal communities. (Document has 70 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Andrew versus Hugo - damages to residential communities
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Wang, Hsiang
Series Name: UFL/COEL
Number: 93/001
Date: 1993
Publisher: University of Florida, Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Department
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Funders: Florida Sea Grant College
Uncontrolled Keywords: hurricanes; damage; Florida; Hurricane Hugo; Hurricane Andrew
Subjects: Atmospheric Sciences
Item ID: 473
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2007 19:18
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:00
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/473

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