Catastrophic Coastal Storms: Hazard Mitigation and Development Management

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Duke University Press, 1989 - Business & Economics - 275 pages
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As people cluster on the coast in increasing numbers, coastal populations become more vulnerable to severe damage from catastrophic coastal storms. The authors contented that current public policy has proved unable to cope with the growing problem, and in response they present a comprehensive analysis of coastal storm hazards, standard policy approaches, and promising new means of managing coastal growth.

Catastrophic Coastal Storms offers a solution to the policy problem by proposing a merger of hazard mitigation with development management, basing this on extensive surveys of at-risk coastal locations and case studies of post-hurricane recovery. Starting with the local level of government and proceeding to state and federal levels, the authors propose a strategy for overcoming the formidable obstacles to safeguarding the shoreline population and its structures from hurricanes and other severe storms.

 

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Contents

Coastal Storm Risks as a Policy Problem
1
Figures
12
Alternative Approaches to Mitigating Coastal Storm Hazards
23
Mitigation after Camille Frederic and Alicia
49
Federal Mitigation Programs and Policies
94
State Mitigation Programs and Policies
126
Local Mitigation Tools and Techniques
162
Mitigation Practice in HighHazard Coastal Localities
187
State
189
ment 109
209
Influences on Mitigation Priority Adoption and Effectiveness
216
Recommended Mitigation Policies and Strategies
233
Survey Questionnaire
254
Index
263
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