extends our deepest condolences to all who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, and especially to our members in the region. We encourage all who are able to help to donate to the Red Cross to aid in recovery efforts.
ASCE maintains a long-standing
partnership with the American Red Cross. Through this relationship, ASCE
has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars in relief funds on behalf
of the civil engineering community.
Make a Donation: http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations
Red Cross Safe and Well:
This Red Cross website is
designed to help concerned family and
friends make contact with those who have
registered themselves as “safe and well.” If you are in the affected area and have lost contact, you can access the site here.
Mitigating the effects of storms
Tragedy that affects so many lives and so much of our infrastructure is always a reminder of the crucial role that civil engineers must play in setting direction for the future. ASCE is mobilizing efforts on several fronts to bring leadership and expertise to bear in addressing the serious infrastructure and resiliency challenges laid bare by major storms.
ASCE has developed a guidance document outlining key attributes required for successful, safe, resilient, and sustainable critical infrastructure systems. The document will assist in proactively addressing the issues related to infrastructure resilience.
One resource that we are making available immediately is a selection of ASCE publications on hurricane storm surge and the effects on infrastructure, modeling and research, and lessons learned from previous storms.
In the New York Times, Monday, November 5: Engineers’ Warnings in 2009 Detailed Storm Surge Threat to the Region
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