Hurricane Loss Analysis Based on the Population-Weighted Index

  title={Hurricane Loss Analysis Based on the Population-Weighted Index},
  author={Grzegorz Kakareko and Sungmoon Jung and O. Arda Vanli and Amanuel Tecle and Omar Khemici and Mahmoud M. Khater},
  booktitle={Front. Built Environ.},
This paper discusses different measures for quantifying regional hurricane loss. The main measures used in the past are normalized percentage loss and dollar value loss. In this research, we show that these measures are useful but may not properly reflect the size of the population influenced by hurricanes. A new loss measure is proposed that reflects the hurricane impact on people occupying the structure. For demonstrating the differences among these metrics, regional loss analysis was… CONTINUE READING

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