• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Lectern Session 191

After the Hurricanes

Sunday 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM
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Brian Wolshon, Louisiana State University, presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection (ABR10)
Executive Committee (E0000)
Standing Committee on the Logistics of Disaster Response and Business Continuity (ABR20)
Standing Committee on Emergency Evacuations (ABR30)
Standing Committee on Transportation and Sustainability (ADD40)

September 2017 was the busiest month on record for hurricanes in the Atlantic. Damage from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria will top $200 billion. We’ve stories before: Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, Waldo Canyon and Black Forest wildfires, the 2014-2017 California drought, Missouri and Iowa floods, and much more. The challenge is preparing for severe weather events, responding to emergencies, and ensuring the resilience of the system. We plan, prepare, and respond in order to return to normal as quickly as possible after an emergency. What can we learn from this round of hurricanes? What are we doing to apply these lessons to increase the resilience of our transportation networks and systems?

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Title Presentation Number
Energy Impacts on Transportation and Transportation Impacts on Energy as a Result of the Hurricanes
Gail Royster, Edison Electric Institute
Response and Recovery in the Virgin Islands
nicole boothman-shepard, AECOM
Supply Chain Response and Recovery
Anne Strauss-Wieder, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
National Transporation Response and Recovery Support
Michael Lowder, Michael W. Lowder & Global Associates
Brian Wolshon, Louisiana State University