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Spatially Compounded Weather Events: An Example from Hurricanes Matthew and Florence

June 3, 2021
Author(s)
Scott Curtis, Kelley DePolt, Jamie Kruse, Anuradha Mukherji, Jennifer Helgeson, Ausmita Ghosh, Philip Van Wagoner
The simultaneous rise of tropical-cyclone-induced flood waters across a large hazard management domain can stretch rescue and recovery efforts. Here we present a means to quantify the connectedness of maximum surge during a storm with geospatial statistics

Eliciting Lessons from Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises for Resilience During and Following Complex Events: Longitudinal Data Collection (Wave 2)

May 4, 2021
Author(s)
Jennifer Helgeson, Juan Fung, Alfredo Roa Henriquez, Ariela Zycherman, Payam Aminpour Mohammadabadi, Claudia Nierenberg, David Butry, Donna Ramkissoon
In 2020, there were 22 natural disasters with losses exceeding $1 billion each in the US (NOAA NCEI, 2021). Economic effects on the areas impacted directly were significant; Swiss Re estimated insured losses to be $83 billion, making 2020 the fifth

Compound flooding in eastern North Carolina: Understanding stakeholder perceptions and needs

March 29, 2021
Author(s)
Scott Curtis, Jamie Kruse, Anuradha Mukherji, Jennifer Helgeson, Kelley DePolt, Philip Van Wagoner, Ausmita Ghosh
While our scientific understanding of compound flood risk has made great strides in recent years, there is a lack of studies related to stakeholder awareness of the non-linear combination of pluvial, fluvial, and tidal flooding, which often occur in

Aprendiendo de los impactos del huracan Maria en Puerto Rico: Un informe de progreso

January 19, 2021
Author(s)
Joseph Main, Maria K. Dillard, Erica D. Kuligowski, Benjamin Davis, Jazalyn D. Dukes, Kenneth W. Harrison, Jennifer Helgeson, Katherine J. Johnson, Marc L. Levitan, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Scott J. Weaver, DongHun Yeo, Luis D. Bermudez, Joel Cline, Thomas Kirsch
El 20 de septiembre de 2017, el huracán María tuvo un impacto devastador en gran parte de Puerto Rico, dañando edificios de los que dependían sus comunidades para atención médica, seguridad, comunicaciones, educación, negocios y más. Para comprender mejor

Learning from Hurricane Maria's Impacts on Puerto Rico: A Progress Report

January 19, 2021
Author(s)
Joseph Main, Maria K. Dillard, Erica D. Kuligowski, Benjamin Davis, Jazalyn D. Dukes, Kenneth W. Harrison, Jennifer Helgeson, Katherine J. Johnson, Marc L. Levitan, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Scott J. Weaver, DongHun Yeo, Luis D. Bermudez, Joel Cline, Thomas Kirsch
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated much of Puerto Rico, damaging buildings that its communities relied upon for medical care, safety, communications, education, business, and more. To better understand failures in buildings and

Annotated Bibliography of Key Publications on Business and Economic Recovery from Disasters

December 1, 2020
Author(s)
Sahar Derakhshan, Juri Kim, Maria Watson, Stephanie Chang, Charolotte Brown, Noah Dormandy, John Handmer, Jennifer F. Helgeson, Yoshio Kajitani, Adriana Keating, Ilan Noy, Adam Rose, Anne Wein, Norihiko Yamano
This Working Group focuses on the economic recovery of businesses and economies from the COVID-19 pandemic. With communities around the world experiencing severe economic impacts, we anticipate a proliferation of efforts to track, assess, and explain local

Eliciting Lessons from Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) for Natural Disaster Resilience Planning and Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: SME Complex Event Resilience

September 30, 2020
Author(s)
Jennifer F. Helgeson, Juan F. Fung, Yating Zhang, Alfredo R. Roa Henriquez, Ariela Zycherman, Claudia Nierenberg, David T. Butry, Donna H. Ramkissoon
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make up 44% of U.S. economic activities and are the lifeline for many local economies, employing 59 million people in 2018 (SBA 2018, 2019). In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, small- and medium-sized (SMEs) are

NIST-NOAA Survey Instrument for Business Disruption and Recovery Associated With Extreme Events: General Instrument Applied to the Greater Charleston, SC Small- and Medium-Sized Business Community Post-Hurricane Irma

September 30, 2020
Author(s)
Jennifer F. Helgeson, Eleanor D. Pierel, Kirstin Dow
To gather more in-depth information about how disasters affect businesses, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have launched a study of business disruption and recovery

Complex Event Resilience of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Natural Disaster Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 29, 2020
Author(s)
Jennifer F. Helgeson, Juan F. Fung, Alfredo R. Roa Henriquez, Yating Zhang, Ariela Zycherman, Claudia Nierenberg, David T. Butry, Donna H. Ramkissoon
Researchers at NIST and NOAA launched a longitudinal effort to assess Complex Event Resilience of Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). As a first step, a national survey of SMEs was conducted to better understand: 1. Past SME experience with natural

Associating Disaster Deaths with Risk Profiles

September 28, 2020
Author(s)
Stanley W. Gilbert, Jennifer F. Helgeson, David H. Webb, Juan F. Fung, Anand M. Kandaswamy
In this paper we set out to identify which “risk profiles” contribute most to deaths in disasters. A risk profile represents an identifiable group of people who would be at risk of death in a disaster through some mechanism. Four risk profiles were

Community Resilience-Focused Technical Investigation of the 2016 Lumberton, North Carolina Flood: An Interdisciplinary Approach

August 1, 2020
Author(s)
John W. van de Lindt, Walter G. Peacock, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Nathanael Rosenheim, Derya Deniz, Maria K. Dillard, Tori Tomiczek, Andrew Graettinger, Patrick S. Crawford, Kenneth W. Harrison, Andre Barbosa, Jennifer Tobin, Jennifer F. Helgeson, Lori Peek, Mehrdad Memari, Elaina Sutley, Sara Hamideh, Donghwan Gu, Stephen Cauffman, Juan F. Fung
In early October 2016, Hurricane Matthew crossed North Carolina (NC) as a Category 1 storm, with some areas receiving 0.38 m to 0.46 m (15 to 18 in) of rainfall on already saturated soil. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) funded

Quantifying Macroeconomic Resilience Dividends in Cedar Rapids

July 17, 2019
Author(s)
Juan F. Fung, Jennifer F. Helgeson, Cheyney M. O'Fallon, David H. Webb, Harvey Cutler
Cedar Rapids, Iowa offers a unique case study in planning for increased resilience. In 2008, Cedar Rapids experienced severe flooding. Rather than simply rebuilding, the city of Cedar Rapids is investing in a resilient flood control system, as well as in

The Lumberton, North Carolina Flood of 2016: A Community Resilience Focused Technical Investigation

October 29, 2018
Author(s)
John W. van de Lindt, Walter G. Peacock, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Nathanael Rosenheim, Derya Deniz, Maria K. Dillard, Tori Tomiczek, Maria Koliou, Andrew Graettinger, Patrick S. Crawford, Kenneth W. Harrison, Andre Barbosa, Jennifer Tobin, Jennifer F. Helgeson, Lori Peek, Mehrdad Memari, Elaina Sutley, Sara Hamideh, Donghwan Gu, Stephen A. Cauffman, Juan F. Fung
In early October 2016 Hurricane Matthew crossed North Caroline as a category 1 storm with some areas receiving 15-18 inches of rainfall on already saturated soil. The NIST-funded Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning teamed with researchers

A Computable General Equilibrium Model of Cedar Rapids

September 27, 2018
Author(s)
Jennifer F. Helgeson, Juan F. Fung, Cheyney M. O'Fallon, David H. Webb, Harvey Cutler
This report presents the development of a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model for the regional economy of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The general approach that this case study takes is outlined in Helgeson et al. [1] as a method to quantify the net co