Vulnerability of Florida residential structures to hurricane induced coastal flood

Andres Paleo-Torres, Kurtis Gurley, Jean Paul Pinelli, Mohammad Baradaranshoraka, Mingwei Zhao, Anawat Suppasri, Xinlai Peng

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    This paper presents a methodology to develop hurricane induced coastal flood vulnerability functions for residential construction based on empirical tsunami fragility functions. A force equivalency mapping procedure first transforms the tsunami fragility functions into coastal flood fragility functions. Following the quantification of the damage states and the incorporation of repair costs, the coastal flood fragility functions translate into coastal flood vulnerability functions. Insurance claims data from the National Flood Insurance Program and vulnerability functions independently derived by the US Army Corps of Engineers are employed to validate single-story on-grade timber and reinforced masonry structure model outputs. The limitations of the model and future developments are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number111004
    JournalEngineering Structures
    Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct 1


    • Coastal flood
    • Fragility functions
    • Hurricane damage
    • Vulnerability functions

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering


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