FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2019
Greatest threat to life-safety, buildings and infrastructure along the coastline
CAMBRIDGE, MA — WeatherBuild®, Decision Support Solutions for the Construction Industry and Built Environment®, is proud to support the Weather-Ready Nation National Hurricane Preparedness Week from May 5 to May 11, 2019, as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador (@WRNAmbassadors).
As severe weather and flooding continue to impact large areas of the central United States, Weather-Ready Nation together with the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors and WeatherBuild are proactively engaging site stakeholders and decision makers, such as leading contractors, owners and operators across the construction industry and built environment, on how to be weather-ready for the near-term threat of hurricanes.
A better understanding of tropical cyclones and hurricane hazards helps contractors, owners and operators to improve situational awareness and make better-informed decisions about weather events, safety risks, environmental hazards, schedule impacts, and probable outcomes. Major weather hazards associated with hurricanes include: 1. Storm surge and storm tide; 2. Heavy rainfall and inland flooding; 3. High winds; 4. and, Tornadoes.
Storm surge and large waves caused by hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life-safety, buildings and infrastructure along the coastline. An abnormal rise of water generated by a storm’s winds, storm surge can exceed 20 feet, spanning hundreds of miles. The destructive power of storm surge and large waves can result in loss of life, destruction of buildings and infrastructure, and erosion of coastline and the environment.
Thank you for helping build a Weather-Ready Nation. Follow us at Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors (@WRNAmbassadors). Thank you for connecting with the Weather-Ready Nation Team. “Be a Force of Nature”
Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, WeatherBuild® offers a suite of decision support solutions that empower contractors, owners and operators to improve situational awareness and make better-informed decisions about weather events, schedule impacts, safety risks and probable outcomes.
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