Daniel Zehner from the DesignSafe Radio podcast joins us on the Disaster Podcast this week. He highlights the research from NHERI (Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure) that looked at the damage from Hurricane Dorian.

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network gathered data immediately following Dorian’s impact on the northern islands of the Bahamas. The StEER Network data map can be found here.

On the podcast we discuss the sensationalized reports from some media outlets. The StEER recon after the storm showed 45% of the islands’ structures as a total loss, but it also showed structural “wins” where resilient construction techniques built structures that withstood the storm impacts. These structures can be used to demonstrate construction options to adopt when rebuilding the islands’ infrastructure.

On the show this week are Disaster Podcast host, Jamie Davis, who’s joined by Kyle Nelson, our meteorologist, along with co-host Sam Bradley.

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