The flood that greeted the new year in 1988 brought home the uncomfortable realization that many suburban areas of eastern Oahu are at risk from sudden and, in some cases, unpredictable flooding. Torrential rains fell over the southeastern portion of the island on New Year's Eve, precipitating major flooding in several suburban neighborhoods and resulting in $34 million in damages. Neither the current meteorological capabilities nor the present flood control structures for the Oahu area proved adequate to predict or control the deluge.
This book documents and analyzes the meteorological conditions leading to the torrential rains, the causes and patterns of flooding, the performance of flood control structures in affected areas, the extent of damages, and the effectiveness of the local emergency response and recovery actions. Conclusions and recommendations are drawn from the analyses.
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Committee on Natural Disasters, National Research Council
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Descrizione libro National Academy Press, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good +. Very good plus or better paperback with the previous owner's name written neatly on the front cover, and two of the first pages with red ink underlining. No other names or markings in this tight and little used book. 72 pages. Ships securely boxed with delivery confirmation on domestic orders. Codice libro della libreria 4119