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Performance of Physical Structures in Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita

Categories: Homeland Security,Weather/Disasters

http://www.bfrl.nist.gov/investigations/pubs/NIST_TN_1476.pdf

Describes the damage to major buildings, infrastructure, and homes from wind, wind-borne debris, flooding and storm surge from the two hurricanes. Concludes with 23 recommendations for improvements to building construction practices, standards, and codes. From the National Institute of Standards and Technology.