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Examining Extreme Events:
Hurricane Katrina's Impact on Critical Infrastructure, Societal Systems, Public Health and Environment

A First-hand View from Satellite and Field Investigations

Wednesday, November 2, 2005, 7:00 pm (EST)

University at Buffalo, Center for the Arts-Screening Room

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From left: Shubaroop Ghosh, Gilberto Mosqueda, Pavani Ram, Jerry O'Connor, James Jensen and Daniel Hess presented their observations

In the weeks and months following Hurricane Katrina, several teams from MCEER visited the stricken area to collect perishable data on structural damage to bridges, buildings and other infrastructure, investigate the performance of the area’s hospitals, examine public health and environmental issues, and conduct surveys of large affected areas using state-of-the-art remote sensing technologies.

On November 2, 2005, the team shared their findings via a webcast seminar entitled “Examining Extreme Events: Hurricane Katrina’s Impact on Critical Infrastructure, Societal Systems, Public Health and Environment: A First-hand View from Satellite and Field Investigations.” Highlights of the presentations included:

PDF versions of the presentations are available here. The webcast archive is temporarily unavailable.

The team members are preparing full length reports based on their observations and the data they collected. The new series, “Engineering and Organizational Issues Before, During, and After Hurricane Katrina” will include at least four titles. The reports will be available starting this spring.

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