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SAFETY

Hurricane Preparedness:
What are We Doing, and Can We Do More?

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By Roma G. Stevens, P.E., PTOE
eing a resident of Houston, TX, USA for the last 14 years, I have lived through
two major hurricanes (Ike and Harvey) that directly impacted the region, and
two others (Katrina and Rita) that greatly influenced how Houston, the State of
Texas, and to some extent other states prepare for hurricanes. I am also involved in

developing evacuation clearance times for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-sponsored Hurricane Evacuation Studies for the Gulf
Coast Region. Due to my close association with groups and agencies responsible for hurricane
evacuation planning, I have come to appreciate the preparedness activities undertaken by various
agencies prior and during every hurricane season. With the 2018 hurricane season upon us, it
seemed appropriate to share my understanding of hurricane preparedness activities of local and
state agencies; provide my personal perspectives on lessons learned; and start a dialogue in the
engineering community to generate some new ideas.
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