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Department
Earth Sciences
Course
EARTHSC 2GG3
Professor
Sergei Basik
Semester
Fall

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HURRICANES SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACT AND PREDICTIONLECTURE 27 November 6 2013 1Storm DamagesMost of top ten costliest hurricanes occurred in 2004 2005the National Hurricane Center ranks Hurricane Sandy category 2 the second costliest US hurricane since 1900 75 billion dollars Costs related to hurricanes have dramatically increased Rapidly growing populations along coastMore development in unsuitable locationsMore expensive buildingsNumber of deaths has decreasedImproved ability to predict landfall locationsCoordinated ability to evacuate populations at riskHurricane Sandyabout 285 deaths
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