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Title Lessons from Hurricane Ike / edited by Philip B. Bedient
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 194 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Contents An introduction to Gulf Coast severe storms and hurricanes / Philip Bedient and Antonia Sebastian -- Hurricane Ike / Philip Bedient and Antonia Sebastian -- A brief introduction to the meteorology of tropical cyclones / Jeffrey Lindner -- Flood prediction and flood warning systems / Jeffrey Lindner, David C. Schwertz, Philip Bedient, and Zheng Fang -- Predicting storm surge / Clint Dawson and Jennifer Proft -- Using social vulnerability mapping to enhance coastal community resiliency / Walter Gillis Peacock, Shannon Van Zandt, Dustin Henry, Himanshu Grover, and Wesley Highfield -- Emergency management and the public / Bill Wheeler -- Emergency evacuation and transportation planning / Carol Abel Lewis -- Lessons in bridge infrastructure vulnerability / Jamie E. Padgett and Matthew Stearns -- Hurricane impacts on critical infrastructures / Hanadi S. Rifai -- Land use change and increased vulnerability / Samuel David Brody -- Steps to the future / Jim Blackburn, Tom Colbert, and Kevin Shanley
Summary If Hurricane Ike had made landfall just fifty miles down the Texas coast, the devastation and death caused by what was already one of the most destructive hurricanes in US history would have quadrupled. Ike made everyone realize just how exposed and vulnerable the Houston-Galveston area is in the face of a major storm. What is done to address this vulnerability will shape the economic, social, and environmental landscape of the region for decades to come. In Lessons from Hurricane Ike, Philip Bedient and the research team at the Severe Storm Prediction, Education, and Evac
Analysis Multi-User
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Emergency management -- Texas -- Gulf Coast.
Hurricane Ike, 2008.
Hurricane protection -- Texas -- Gulf Coast.
Hurricanes -- Texas -- Gulf Coast.
Storm surges -- Texas -- Gulf Coast.
Form Electronic book
Author Bedient, Philip B., 1948-
ISBN 1280772301
1603447369 (electronic bk.)
9781280772306
9781603447362 (electronic bk.)