2 thoughts on “Estimated Costs of H. Harvey and Irma

  1. Dear disaster management friends – Please study Irma’s cost of power loss in Florida. Quantify the cost of impacts such as grocers’ food tossed and business lost, the work days missed, and widespread disruption.
    In Central Florida, flat as a pancake, sewers only flow with lift stations, which lost power — causing widespread backups and spills and even flooding. How would you quantify that?
    We need this data quickly — real costs — to compare to the cost of mitigation measures such as burying power lines. And we need it now, to guide smart rebuilding decisions.

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