Comprehensive Assessment of Hurricane Shelters: Lessons from Hurricane Georges

  title={Comprehensive Assessment of Hurricane Shelters: Lessons from Hurricane Georges},
  author={John C. Pine and Brian D. Marx and Marc Lloyd Levitan and Daniel Wilkins},
  journal={Natural Hazards Review},
Gulf of Mexico states concerned with the potential adverse impact of a hurricane, participated in a joint effort to systematically evaluate the structural integrity of shelters to be opened in the event of a hurricane. The University of Florida School of Building Construction under contract by the Florida Office of Emergency Management, prepared a detailed hurricane shelter site evaluation worksheet, guide, and summary form to be used in an assessment of hurricane disaster shelters. The… 

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