disaster

Why climate change will cause more large, destructive hurricanes

By Greg Holland, Director C3WE

This blog was first published by Temblor, on September 11 2017

Impact of Climate Change on Gulf of Mexico Hurricanes

By Cindy L. Bruyère, C3WE Deputy Director

Open Data for Disaster Response

By Rhiannan Price, Digital Globe

Hurricane Katrina: What if it happened today?

By Marc Lehmann and Geoffrey Saville, Willis Towers Watson

Hurricane Katrina caused the deaths of an estimated 1833 people, wreaked havoc to an entire region and left a scar on the American psyche. Catastrophes of a similar scale could happen at any time, so what can policy-makers, local communities, private sector organisations and the insurance industry do about it?

No place like home

By Lori Peek and Alice Fothergill

The following guest blog by Lori Peek and Alice Fothergill reflects the importance of people when considering the impacts of extreme weather and climate. ECEP's goal is to improve understanding and communication of the impacts of, and response to, weather and climate extremes. Understanding the long term consequences from social vulnerability and exposure to the hazards is as important in resilient design as knowledge of the risks posed by the hazards.

Hurricane Katrina: The meteorology

By Chris Davis, NCAR

Commemorating ten years since Hurricane Katrina

By Mari Tye, C3WE ECEP Lead

Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana on 29th August 2005, wreaking damage in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, the parishes of St. Tammany (Slidell), Jefferson (Gretna), Terrebonne (Houma), Plaquemines (Buras), Lafourche (Thibodaux), and St. Bernard (Chalmette), to name but a few. Areas declared as Federal Disaster locations are illustrated in the figure. 1836 people lost their lives, 705 were missing and more than a million people displaced. To date, almost $335M has been spent in recovery and rebuilding efforts.

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