• Hazard Resilience

    Hazard Resilience

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In 2012, Florida Sea Grant conducted hurricane preparedness and hazard resilience training in 24 Florida communities.

The Florida coastline is at risk from a variety of natural hazards, most notably the winds, waves and floods generated by tropical storms and hurricanes. In 2004 and 2005, eight hurricanes slammed the state, inflicting $31.3 billion in insured losses.

Florida Sea Grant is funding development of technologies and policies that reduce hurricane damages, creating new options for innovative and low-cost retrofits, better building codes, and more realistic models for insurance companies to value properties and asses risk.

Faculty and Researchers


Tom Ankersen
Specialist, Legal

Thomas Ruppert

Thomas Ruppert
Coastal Planning Specialist


Arindam Chowdhury
Director, FIU Wall of Wind
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David Prevatt
Assistant Professor, University of Florida
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