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Emergency Response & Recovery

Emergency response & recovery publications address response, restoration and recovery strategies, and methods to enhance decision making both before and after a disaster, as well as the application of remote sensing technologies in emergency response.

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Enhancing Resource Coordination for Multi-Modal Evacuation Planning

D.B. Hess with B.W. Conley and C.M. Farrell; MCEER-13-0002; 2/8/2013; 184 pages; View the Executive Summary here.


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Post-Earthquake Bridge Inspection Guidelines

J.S. O'Connor and S. Alampalli; MCEER-12-0003; 6/8/2012; 176 pages;


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L'Aquila Earthquake of April 6, 2009 in Italy: Rebuilding a Resilient City to Multiple Hazard

G.P. Cimellaro, I.P. Christovasilis, A.M. Reinhorn, A. DeStefano and T. Kirova; MCEER-10-0010; 12/29/2010; 286 pages; To learn more about MCEER's reconnaissance activities following the L'Aquila earthquake, click here.


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A Framework for Defining and Measuring Resilience at the Community Scale: The PEOPLES Resilience Framework

C.S. Renschler, A.E. Frazier, L.A. Arendt, G.P. Cimellaro, A.M. Reinhorn and M. Bruneau; MCEER-10-0006; 10/8/2010; 106 pages; To learn more about MCEER's Resilience Project, click here.


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Enhancements to Hospital Resiliency: Improving Emergency Planning for and Response to Hurricanes

D.B. Hess and L.A. Arendt; MCEER-09-0007; 7/20/2009; 78 pages;


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Generalized Linear (Mixed) Models of Post-earthquake Ignitions

R.A. Davidson; MCEER-09-0004; 6/1/2009; 124 pages;


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Hurricane Gustav Reconnaissance: Damage Survey using the VIEWS System

W. Svekla and E. Verrucci; MCEER-08-SP08; 10/31/2008; 4 pages; This report is only offered as a PDF and can be downloaded from here. No hard copies are available.


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Hurricane Gustav Reconnaissance: Lessons Learned by New Orleans Hospitals from Katrina to Gustav

L. A. Arendt and D.B. Hess; MCEER-08-SP07; 10/31/2008; 8 pages; This report is only offered as a PDF and can be downloaded from here. No hard copies are available.


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Collection and Preliminary Analysis of Aerial and In-Field Building Damage Information in the Aftermath of the 2007 California Wildfires

A. McMillan, B.J. Adams, S. Ghosh and C.K. Huyck; MCEER-08-SP03; 4/30/2008; 28 pages; This report is only offered as a PDF and can be downloaded from here. No hard copies are available.


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Advanced Technology for Rapid Tornado Damage Assessment Following the "Super Tuesday" Tornado Outbreak of February 2008

A. McMillan, B.J. Adams, A. Reynolds, T. Brown, D. Liang and J.A. Womble; MCEER-08-SP01; 4/2/2008; 20 pages; This report is only offered as a PDF and can be downloaded from here. No hard copies are available.


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Building Inventory Compilaton for Disaster Management: Applicaton of Remote Sensing and Statistical Modeling

P. Sarabandi, A.S. Kiremidjian, R.T. Eguchi and B.J. Adams; MCEER-08-0025; 11/20/2008; 128 pages;


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Post-Earthquake Restoration of the Los Angeles Water Supply System

T.H.P. Tabucchi and R.A. Davidson; MCEER-08-0008; 3/7/2008; 140 pages;


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Linking Lifeline Infrastructure Performance and Community Disaster Resilience: Models and Multi-Stakeholder Processes

S.E. Chang, C. Pasion, K. Tatebe and R. Ahmad; MCEER-08-0004; 3/3/2008; 154 pages;


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Public Health and Environmental Infrastructure Implications of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

J.N. Jensen and P. Ram; MCEER-07-SP02; 5/17/2007; 40 pages; This report can be downloaded in PDF format from here.


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What Dangers Do We Face? A Preliminary Multihazard Risk Profile for New York State

L. Allen, M. Fratello, J. Gotham, H. Huang, E. Mihou, J. Pollot, P. Yadav, C. Yamarino, E. Sternberg; MCEER-07-SP01; 5/7/2007; 80 pages;


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Advanced Damage Detection for Hurricane Katrina: Integrating Remote Sensing Images and VIEWS Field Reconnaissance

J. Arn Womble, S. Ghosh, B.J. Adams and C.J. Friedland; MCEER-06-SP02; 3/1/2006; 150 pages; This report can be downloaded in PDF format from here.


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Hospital Decision Making in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina: The Case of New Orleans

L.A. Arendt and D.B. Hess; MCEER-06-SP01; 1/6/2006; 84 pages; This report can be downloaded in PDF format from here.


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Proceedings of the International Workshop Series on Remote Sensing: A Compilation of Materials from Workshops held in 2003 (California), 2004 (California) and 2005 (Japan)

Edited by Beverley Adams; MCEER-05-SP03; 12/1/2005; 0 pages; Papers and presentations from the first three workshops on remote sensing can be downloaded from here.


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MCEER Response to Post-Tsunami Urban Damage Survey in Thailand, Using the VIEWS Reconnaissance System

S. Ghosh, B.J. Adams, C.K. Huyck, M. Mio, R.T. Eguchi, F. Yamazaki and M. Matsuoka; MCEER-05-SP01; 2/18/2005; 16 pages; This report is only offered as a PDF and can be downloaded from here. Additional reconnaissance information is available from here.


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MCEER/NHRAIC Response to Hurricane Charley: Collection of Satellite-Reference Building Damage Information in the Aftermath of Hurricane Charley

B.J. Adams, J.A. Womble, M.Z. Mio, J.B. Turner, K.C. Mehta and S. Ghosh; MCEER-04-SP04; 9/20/2004; 16 pages; This report is only offered as a PDF and can be downloaded from here. Additional reconnaissance information is available from here.


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Promoting Seismic Safety: Guidance for Advocates

D. Alesch, P. May, R. Olshansky, W. Petak and K. Tierney; MCEER-04-SP02; 5/31/2004; 206 pages; This report can be downloaded in PDF format from here.


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Methodologies for Post-Earthquake Building Damage Detection Using SAR and Optical Remote Sensing: Application to the August 17, 1999 Marmara, Turkey Earthquake

C.K. Huyck, B.J. Adams, S. Cho, R.T. Eguchi, B. Mansouri and B. Houshmand; MCEER-04-0004; 6/15/2004; 184 pages;


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Earthquake Risks and Mitigation in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Region

M. Tantala, G. Nordenson, G. Deodatis, K. Jacob, B. Swiren, M. Augustyniak, A. Dargush, M. Marrocolo and D. O'Brien; MCEER-03-SP02; 6/30/2003; 50 pages; This report presents the results of a multi-year study that addresses the risks of an earthquake in the New York City area. The report is authored by The New York City Area Consortium for Earthquake Loss Mitigation (NYCEM), a multidisciplinary partnership formed in 1998 to create public awareness of the seismic risk. NYCEM has its own website, and the report can be downloaded in PDF format from here.


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Urban Disaster Recovery: A Framework and Simulation Model

Scott B. Miles and Stephanie E. Chang; MCEER-03-0005; 7/29/2003; 120 pages;


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Bare Earth Algorithms for Use with SAR and LIDAR Digital Elevation Models

C.K.Huyck, R.T.Eguchi and B.Houshmand; MCEER-02-0004; 10/16/2002; 128 pages;


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Updating Real-Time Earthquake Loss Estimates: Methods, Problems and Insights

C.E. Taylor, S.E. Chang and R.T. Eguchi; MCEER-01-0005; 12/17/2001; 66 pages;


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Proceedings of the Second MCEER Workshop on Mitigation of Earthquake Disaster by Advanced Technologies (MEDAT-2)

Edited by M. Bruneau and D.J. Inman; MCEER-01-0002; 7/23/2001; 338 pages; Presentation materials and a workshop summary is provided.


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Assessment of Advanced Technologies for Loss Estimation on CD-ROM

D. Tralli; MCEER-00-SP02; 12/31/2000; 97 pages; This CD-ROM describes the current state of advanced airborne and spaceborne remote sensing and ground-based technologies applicable to earthquake hazard mitigation. This 80-plus page report contains many links to Internet sites, numerous references to additional resources on the topic, two LiDAR fly-throughs and recommendations for future research. The CD requires Acrobat Reader 4.0 to view. More information about the report can be viewed here.


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Proceedings of the First MCEER Workshop on Mitigation of Earthquake Disaster by Advanced Technologies (MEDAT-1)

Edited by M. Shinozuka, D.J. Inman and T.D. O'Rourke; MCEER-00-0009; 11/10/2000; 270 pages; A workshop summary is provided.


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Engineering and Socioeconomic Impacts of Earthquakes

Edited by M.Shinozuka, A.Rose, R.Eguchi; MCEER-98-MN02; 5/13/1998; 212 pages;


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Generation of Hazard-Consistent Fragility Curves for Seismic Loss Estimation Studies

H.H.M.Hwang, J-R.Huo; NCEER-94-0015; 6/14/1994; 172 pages;


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Social Accounting for Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Planning

S.Cole, E.Pantoja, V.Razak; NCEER-93-0002; 2/22/1993; 274 pages;


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First Expert Panel Meeting on Disaster Research and Planning

J. Pantelic, J. Stoyle; NCEER-88-0045; 9/15/1988; 80 pages;


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Systems Study of Urban Response and Reconstruction Due to Catastrophic Earthquakes

F. Kozin, H.K. Zhou; NCEER-88-0027; 9/22/1988; 70 pages;