Hurricanes Erin, Marilyn and Opal

Kishor C. Mehta, James R. McDonald, Douglas A. Smith

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The damage caused by Hurricanes Erin, Opal and Marilyn which hit the state of Florida in 1995 to buildings and other civil structures was studied. Results revealed that nonengineered one-storey buildings, including residential buildings, incurred severe damage and destruction due to the strong winds caused by the hurricanes. On the other hand, the frames of engineered buildings and structures exhibited good resistance to hurricane-induced damage.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Dec 3 1996Dec 5 1996


ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction
CityWashington, DC, USA


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