Wind and rainfall losses from future hurricanes

Sami Pant, Eun Jeong Cha

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Abstract

Hurricane is a combination of two extreme events - intense wind and heavy rainfall. The simultaneous occurrence of these two events magnify the overall damage and losses. This could be distinctively observed in residential buildings where high wind speed damages the external structure through which rainfall can enter damaging the interior and content. Further, various studies have shown that future climate could be different from present and the change in climate may affect the hurricane activities. However, the change in climate may have varying degree of impact on hurricane wind and rain and the corresponding losses. Consideration of wind and rainfall losses individually allows a more comprehensive investigation of climate change impact on future hurricane losses and also provides important insights into effective hurricane risk management. Thus, this study evaluates and compares these two types of hurricane losses in residential buildings for climate-dependent future hurricane scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2019
Event13th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP 2019 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: May 26 2019May 30 2019

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, ICASP 2019
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period5/26/195/30/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Statistics and Probability

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