Title The 1938 great New England hurricane : looking into the past to understand today's risk.
Author Grossi, Patricia
Publisher Risk Management Solutions (2006)
Abstract Also known as the "Long Island Express", the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 devastated the New England region causing massive flooding and over 700 deaths. This study looking at what would most likely happen if the storm were to happen today. The study finds that the region could be costly - as high as $55 billion, although there would be widespread damage throughout the region, the most intense damage would be seen in coastal communities, especially along Long Island's southern coastline. Despite the tons of debris generated and damage caused by flooding, the study also finds that most people would have insurance and be able to find alternative temporary accommodation so the scale of dislocation seen in Hurricane Katrina would not occur in New England.
Subject: Loss estimation
Historical survey
Hurricanes
Risk management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10590/4482
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