myron pers 9 - Mitigation and Preparedness Issues...

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Mitigation and Preparedness Issues
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Hurricane Risks Storm surge Wind Wind driven debris Flooding Landslides in mountainous areas Secondary risks – structural collapse, injury due to debris, contaminated water, fire , etc.
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Hurricanes, Typhoons, and  Cyclones Hurricane – the Atlantic and eastern Pacific Typhoon — the Northwest Pacific Ocean west of the dateline Severe Tropical Cyclone — the Southwest Pacific Ocean west of 160E or Southeast Indian Ocean east of 90E Severe Cyclonic Storm — the North Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclone — the Southwest Indian Ocean
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Saffir-Simpson Scale Cat. Wind (mph) Storm Surge Damage 1 74-95 4-5 feet Minimal 2 96-110 6-8 feet Moderate 3 111-130 9-12 feet Extensive 4 131-155 13-18 feet Extreme 5 Over 155 Over 18 Catastrophic
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CNN Top Ten Deadliest Hurricanes in the 20 th  Century 1900 – Galveston – 8,000-12,000 killed 1928 – Lake Okeechobee, FL – 1836 killed 1919 – Florida and Texas – 600-900 killed 1938 – New England – at least 600 killed 1935 – Florida Keys – 423 killed 1957 – SW Louisiana, NE Texas,
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