Hurricane season is here – Are we ready for another Category 3 like Sandy?August 8, 20191 min read
In 2012, America’s East Coast was rocked by Hurricane Sandy. The Category 3 storm left 30 billion dollars in damage in her wake.
“Over two million households in the state lost power in the storm, 346,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, and 37 people were killed. Storm surge and flooding affected a large swath of the state. Governor Chris Christie said the losses caused by Sandy were "going to be almost incalculable...The devastation on the Jersey Shore is probably going to be the worst we've ever seen.” Wikipedia
Fast forward to today, and 2019 is shaping up to be a year of intense and unpredictable weather. And with at least two to three months left of potential tropical storms and hurricanes – is the Mid-Atlantic region prepared for the worst?
- What measures have been taken to mitigate mass flooding?
- Are buildings now better prepared?
- Have new building codes been implemented and are they effective?
- And what areas, places or structures are still vulnerable to the fierce winds and massive amounts of water a Category 2 or 3 storm can bring.
There are a lot of questions to be answered and if you are a journalist covering this topic – that’s where our experts can help.
Rima Taher is an expert in structural technology, stability of structures, architectural cognizance and engineering standards. Professor Taher is available to speak to media regarding hurricane preparedness – simply click on her icon to arrange an interview.
Rima Taher Senior University Lecturer
Professor Taher focuses on structural technology, stability of structures, architectural cognizance and engineering standards