U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, and Sandy Resiliency Reconstruction

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Facilities Design and Construction Center (FDCC) has completed a comprehensive capital reinvestment plan to restore the USCG’s Gulf Coast critical shore infrastructure severely damaged during Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, and Rita. Recently, new projects to recapitalize structures in the northeast were added as a result of damage incurred from Hurricane Sandy. Due to the wide-spread devastation of these extreme storm events, Congress authorized supplemental funding for the purpose of rebuilding and improving the resilience of mission critical facilities in the Gulf Coast and New York—New Jersey area. During the planning phase, mission needs were validated to establish facility requirements as well as meet current and future operational demands vital to supporting maritime security and mobility in these key locations. Working closely with field units, planners, and local communities, regional plans were implemented to enhance the resiliency and sustainability of new shore facilities while meeting mission demands and provide superior structures to support USCG personnel. This paper provides a consolidated report of past practices and serves to assist engineers in effectively responding to any future massive rebuilding effort after a storm event.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 912-921
  • Monograph Title: Ports 2016: Port Planning and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01604109
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479919
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 3:05PM