Project Name:Modeling the Combined Coastal and Inland Hazards from High-Impact Hurricanes
Other Research Participants/Partners:Isaac Ginis, University of Rhode Island
This project advances modeling capabilities that assess the potential impacts of landfalling hurricanes on critical infrastructure and communities. The primary focus is on hurricanes in the Northeastern United States, combining multiple hazard impacts, including coastal flooding due to storm surge and inland flooding due to rainfall. This project will expand outreach to the Northeast region previously not a focus of the models, and allow DHS and other agencies to better understand the consequences of coastal and inland hazards associated with extreme high-impact landfalling hurricanes in specific regions and to better prepare coastal communities for future risks.
Coastal and estuarine hydrodynamic modeling; rainfall runoff modeling; coastal hazard impacts