The New Year's Eve Flood on Oahu, Hawaii, December 31, 1987-January 1, 1988

The New Year's Eve Flood on Oahu, Hawaii, December 31, 1987-January 1, 1988

eBook - 1991
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The flood that greeted the new year in 1988 brought home the uncomfortable realization that many suburban areas of eastern Oahu are at risk from sudden and, in some cases, unpredictable flooding. Torrential rains fell over the southeastern portion of the island on New Year's Eve, precipitating major flooding in several suburban neighborhoods and resulting in $34 million in damages. Neither the current meteorological capabilities nor the present flood control structures for the Oahu area proved adequate to predict or control the deluge.
This book documents and analyzes the meteorological conditions leading to the torrential rains, the causes and patterns of flooding, the performance of flood control structures in affected areas, the extent of damages, and the effectiveness of the local emergency response and recovery actions. Conclusions and recommendations are drawn from the analyses.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1991.
ISBN: 0309044332
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 72 p.) : ill., maps
Additional Contributors: Dracup, John A.
ebrary, Inc


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