Hurricane Hugo, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Charleston, South Carolina, September 17-22, 1989

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National Academies Press, Feb 1, 1994 - Science - 296 pages
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This volume provides an account of the 1989 Hurricane Hugo for historical purposes, evaluates the physical phenomena involved and the performance of structures and systems, and identifies and recommends cases where an in-depth study would improve our ability to analyze and forecast such failures.


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Executive summary
Meteorology Joseph H Golden
Hydrology John L Vogel
Landslides 59
U S Army Corps of Engineers DecisionArc Methodology 69
Water and Power Supplies After Hugo Landfall 78
Recommendations 79
Introduction Earl J Baker
References 81
Meteorology 172
Warning and response Earl J Baker
References 210
Water erosion and damage to coastal structures Hsiang Wang
Performance Assessment 232

Lifelines David M Bush and Richard D Marshall
Airports 122
Summary 128
Storm Surge Predicted and Observed 134
Coastal Flooding 140
Setting Up the Shoreline for Winter Storm Damage 146
Recommendations 152
Conclusions 243
Marginally Engineered Buildings and Structures 250
Recommendations 256
Transportation Systems 263
Damage to cultural property Norbert S Baer and Jane S Siena

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