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Preparing for hurricanes and coastal flooding

Preparing for hurricanes and coastal flooding

a handbook for local officials

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Published by Federal Emergency Management Agency and Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Flood damage prevention -- United States,
  • Hurricane protection -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, United States. Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 136 p. :
    Number of Pages136
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14895633M

    Clearly, a lot is at stake when a hurricane sweeps through an area, which is why preparing for hurricanes and other disasters is so important. We can’t stop these powerful storms, but we can prepare ourselves, our homes, and our coastal communities to lessen the . Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Failing to evacuate flooded areas or entering flood waters can lead to injury or death. Floods may: Result from rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges and overflows of dams and other water systems.

      Every year when the season starts we go over how to prepare for a hurricane in Florida and get prepared ahead of time. When a hurricane is announced you can expect long lines in grocery stores, gas station, pharmacies, home improvement stores etc.   As sea levels rise—compounding coastal problems such as erosion, storm surge and tidal flooding—engineers are changing the way they work, using adaptive design Author: Pam Radtke Russell.

    Hurricanes and Coastal Storms (Continued) Instructor’s Note If you live in an area that is away from the coast but subject to inland flooding, you should include some discussion on inland flooding that accompanies decaying hurricanes and tropical storms and the risk of cascading events, such as landslides and mudflows.   The antidote to hurricane damage? Wetlands new evidence that protecting natural ecosystems is a cost-effective way to reduce risks from coastal storms and flooding. Author: Siddarth Narayan.


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They can happen along any U.S. coast or in any territory in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. Storm surge is historically the leading cause of hurricane-related deaths in the United States.

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