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Damage to Engineered Buildings and Lifelines from
Wind, Storm Surge and Debris in the Wake of
Hurricane Katrina

by Gilberto Mosqueda and Keith A. Porter
August 13, 2007

The report is volume four in a series detailing post-Katrina field investigations by the MCEER team. This volume focuses on engineered construction, namely commercial and public multi-story buildings (such as office buildings, hotels, apartment buildings hospitals, and schools), and lifelines (including electric power and water distribution systems, waste water collection system, and communication networks). The geographic area of study is primarily in densely populated regions along the Gulf Coast including New Orleans, Louisiana.

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