ABSTRACT

Reducing Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards in Pacific Northwest Ports and Harbors-Protecting Our Ports and Harbors Project   [open pdf - 1MB]

"While ports and harbors represent significant elements of a coastal community, very little harbor-specific planning has been done to examine their risk and vulnerability, or to identify ways to minimize loss of life and damage to vessels, waterfront businesses, and other waterfront operations. At the same time, ports and harbors are likely to be of paramount importance in disaster response and recovery operations) serving as principal links to the outside world. The Protecting our Ports and Harbors Project primary objectives include the identification of earthquake-tsunami issues relevant to ports and harbors along the Oregon and Washington coast) and the development of a community-based co-seismic hazards mitigation planning process. The projects emphasis on hazards assessment and analysis, combined with partnership building and public education, employs a methodology that should help increase t he resilience of ports) harbors, and t heir surrounding communities to earthquake and tsunami hazards."

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Date:
2001-08-07
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Historical Archive Site for The National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program: http://nthmp-history.pmel.noaa.gov/
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application/pdf
Source:
ITS 2001 Proceedings, Session 1, Number 1-10
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