Assessment of extreme weather events on transport networks: case study of the 2007 wildfires in Peloponnesus

This paper deals with the 2007 wildfires that hit Peloponnesus, the southern peninsula of Greece, presenting an overview of the impacts in terms of infrastructural damages and human injuries and losses. Network performance and components’ criticality analysis are used to assess the effects of the fires in vehicular traffic and the overall transport network. The crisis and emergency management of the event are discussed in depth, highlighting potential gaps and possibilities for future improvement. The paper concludes with a presentation of the adaptation measures that succeeded the event in terms of recovery plans, national efforts on fire prevention programs and wildfire management.

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  • Accession Number: 01528667
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2014 12:58PM