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A hurricane approaches: How safe is your building or facility?

Natural hazards are sources of potential damage. Vulnerability results from the interaction of human activity with natural hazards. By virtue of sheltering the full range of human activity, the built-environment is at risk of sustaining damage when a given community … Continue reading

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A Book on Hurricane Mitigation

  At the end of October 2005 Hurricane Wilma hit the region of Cancun, in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico as a strong category 4 tropical cyclone causing major damage from wind, storm surge and heavy rains over a … Continue reading

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