Tri-State Hurricane Property Loss Study: Executive Summary for Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi   [open pdf - 2MB]

"This report summarizes the results of the first phase of a two-phase program. The objective of the Tri-State Hurricane Property Loss and Contingency Planning Study, Phase I, is to estimate the property damages that could occur from potential hurricanes striking the most vulnerable areas of the central gulf coast. [...] Quantitative property loss estimates are necessary to form the basis for hurricane recovery plans prepared at the state and local levels. To plan for recovery or to determine potential future mitigation measures against potential losses from hurricanes, governmental agencies must first have an awareness of the potential locations and magnitudes of hurricane hazards. This phase of study identifies the locations within each county that are highly vulnerable to the destructive forces of hurricanes and provides quantitative estimates of potential damages within those locations. The results of this phase of study is to provide a means to determine the location(s) and extent of the geographic area of study to be performed under Phase II."

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