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Title: This session will give examples of disasters in the coastal zone and discuss the lessons learned from their impacts.


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Session 17 Coastal Disaster Case Studies
This session will give examples of disasters in
the coastal zone and discuss the lessons learned
from their impacts.
(Source NC Division of Emergency Management)
Session 17 Disaster Case Studies Coastal Hazards
Management Course
Slide 17. 1, Lecture Outline
2
Introduction Coastal Disaster Case Studies
  • Coastal Hazards can be defined as natural hazards
    that occur within the coastal zone. Hazards
    become disasters when they intersect the human
    coast. This session will look at several case
    study examples of coastal disasters.
  • The following disasters will be discussed in this
    session
  • Galveston Hurricane
  • Loma Prieta Earthquake
  • Hurricane Andrew
  • Hurricane Floyd

(Source http//www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/whatsnew/a
rticle2.cfm?id1105)
(Sourcehttp//www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w01/project
s/earthquakes/earthquake20photo4.jpg)
Session 17 Disaster Case Studies Coastal Hazards
Management Course
Slide 17. 2, Introduction
3
Case Study Galveston Hurricane
(Source http//www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/hurricane
/images/wea00590a.gif )
(Source http//www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories/s49
6.htm)
This was the greatest disaster in US history in
terms of loss of life. 6,000 to 8,000 people lost
their lives.
Session 17 Disaster Case Studies Coastal Hazards
Management Course
Slide 17. 3, Galveston Hurricane
4
Case Study Loma Prieta Earthquake
(Source Red Cross )
October 17, 1989 A magnitude 7.1 earthquake
shook San Francisco and its 7 surrounding
counties
(Source USGS)
(Source http//www.exploratorium.edu/faultline/e
ngineering/damagemap.html)
(Source http//www.seismo.berkeley.edu/seismo/faq
/1989_0.html)
Session 17 Disaster Case Studies Coastal Hazards
Management Course
Slide 17. 4, Loma Prieta Earthquake
5
Case Study Hurricane Andrew
(Sourcehttp//www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/Andre
w-figures.html)
(Sourcehttp//www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/nat
ion/1544102)
Hurricane Andrew was the costliest US disaster,
causing 27 billion in damages
(Source NOAA)
Session 17 Disaster Case Studies Coastal Hazards
Management Course
Slide 17. 5, Hurricane Andrew
6
Case Study Hurricane Floyd
(Source NCSU)
(Source http//www.dem.dcc.state.nc.us/mitigatio
n/photos1.htm )
Floyd resulted in the Presidential declaration of
13 states as federal disaster areas.
Session 17 Disaster Case Studies Coastal Hazards
Management Course
Slide 17. 6, Hurricane Floyd
7
Lessons Learned Galveston
The seriousness of storm surge hazards became
more evident after the Galveston Hurricane of
1900.
(Source http//www.cnn.com/interactive/space/030
9/explainer.hurricanes/gal.storm.surge.OLD.jpg)
(Sourcehttp//www.islandnet.com/see/weather/eve
nts/1900hurr.htm)
Session 17 Disaster Case Studies Coastal Hazards
Management Course
Slide 17. 7, Lessons Learned
8
Lessons Learned Loma Prieta
  • Since the Loma Prieta Earthquake, greater
    attention has been focused on
  • Identifying at risk urban areas
  • Applying mitigation strategies such as seismic
    retrofitting

Retrofitting the Golden Gate Bridge
(Sourcehttp//www.goldengatebridge.org/projects/
seismicsummary.html)
(Source USGS)
Session 17 Disaster Case Studies Coastal Hazards
Management Course
Slide 17. 8, Lessons Learned
9
Lessons Learned Andrew
Building codes established in South Florida after
Hurricane Andrew are the toughest in the nation.
(Source http//www.stormsmart.com/bb1gdoor.html)
(Sourcehttp//orpermits.homestead.com/Newsletter
.html)
(Source http//www.newcomerinfo.com/building-cod
es.htm)
Session 17 Disaster Case Studies Coastal Hazards
Management Course
Slide 17. 9, Lessons Learned
10
Lessons Learned Floyd
The flooding from Hurricane Floyd increased
dedication to mitigation planning and outreach
efforts
(Sourcehttp//www.dem.dcc.state.nc.us/mitigation/
photos2.htm)
Session 17 Disaster Case Studies Coastal Hazards
Management Course
Slide 17. 10, Lessons Learned
11
Learning from the Past
The impact of natural disasters on human life in
last century has changed due to increased
knowledge, awareness, technology, and their
applications yet continuing dedication to
mitigation and coastal management efforts are
essential.
(Source NOAA)
Session 17 Disaster Case Studies Coastal Hazards
Management Course
Slide 17. 11, Learning from the Past
12
Preparing for the Future
Natural hazards cannot be managed, but human
development and growth in the coastal zone can
through pro-active coastal management.
(Source http//www.wb2020.qld.gov.au/rgmf/rgmf_m
ap.htm)
(Sourcehttp//www.gu.edu.au/centre/gccm/content0
1.html)
Session 17 Disaster Case Studies Coastal Hazards
Management Course
Slide 17. 12, Preparing for the Future
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