Development, specification and validation of Hurricane Resiliency Index

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Abstract

Combination of well-chosen indicators into a composite Hurricane Resiliency Index is proposed to assess and monitor hurricane resiliency level of coastal communities across geographical boundaries and the changing process over time. The index is constructed nonparametrically by assigning fixed standardization factors as weights to each of the indicators. The validation addresses the question of whether the index is representative of the resiliency dimensions of interest. Results from cross-correlation calculation and binary interaction regression model show that Hurricane Resiliency Index has the capability to broadly measure the dynamics of regional economic activities, and a higher value tends to have a greater mitigating effect over the hurricane impacts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2149-2165
Number of pages17
JournalNatural Hazards
Volume82
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Hurricane Resiliency Index
  • Nonparametric
  • Resiliency level
  • Validation

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