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StEER Releases EARR on Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at Wrightsville Beach North Carolina, about five miles east of Wilmington, at 7:15 AM EDT 14 September 2018. While wind gusts topped out at only 105 mph, the storm's impressive size and slow forward speed resulted in significant flood-induced impacts. The Structural Engineering Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network mobilized to assess the damage in the impacted region, deploying its first Field Assessment Team (FAT-1) to conduct door to door damage assessments and unmanned aerial surveys September 20-22, 2018. This Early Access Reconnaissance Report (EARR) provides an overview of Hurricane Florence, StEER's event response, and preliminary findings based on FAT-1's collected data. Access the full report HERE.


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CMMI 1841667. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of StEER and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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