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Geiger, JoshuaUnit 1 Assignment1.RiskIn hurricane risk assessments for Gulf Coast areas, risk is calculated by reviewing thethreat and vulnerabilities from previous hurricanes and determine the probability ofthese threats and vulnerabilities to occur in the future. Data collected in determining therisk may include “demographics, building codes, evacuation routes, relief organizations”,as well as historical review of prior hurricane results (Stripling, C., 2016, pg. 17).2.ThreatWhen considering the many threats associated with a hurricane, the greatest threats toGulf Coast region in the event of a hurricane are flash flooding and storm surge.Additional noteworthy threats would include wind damage, structural damage, loss ofcommunication infrastructure and loss of life.3.VulnerabilityVulnerabilities in hurricane areas are found to include low lying land, inadequate leveeprotection systems and unreliable pump stations. To lessen these vulnerabilities, it is

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Term
Fall
Professor
Ray Walker
Tags
Tropical cyclone, National Hurricane Center, hurricane risk assessments

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