Prof. Allan Shulman talks resiliency in the wake of Irma

Prof. Allan Shulman talks resiliency in the wake of Irma

By UM News

Prof. Allan Shulman talks resiliency in the wake of Irma

By UM News
After cutting a destructive path across the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma is aimed squarely at Miami and the Florida coast.

Just a week after Tropical Storm Harvey hit Houston with a record-breaking 51 inches of rain, Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in southeast Florida at 8am on Sunday as the most powerful Atlantic hurricane on record.

Whereas Harvey’s five days of rain and Houston’s massive urban sprawl rapidly choked its many roadways with floods, Miami will face a different beast. By Friday, storm surges were estimated at 5 to 10 feet of water, winds had reached 150 miles per hour, and Miami-Dade county had ordered an unprecedented 650,000 residents who live along the low-lying regions of the coast to evacuate. Miami, with its warm coastline waters, low elevation, rising sea levels, and ever-growing cluster of luxury condos, is at risk for even more damages.

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