Modeling a Host Community: A Post-Disaster Housing Capacity Analysis

Semesters:  Summer 2012

Lead Faculty:  Lindsay Stevens

Project Partner: Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM)

Student Members: Scott Beierle, Kristian Blessington, Megan Bond, Marion Cook, Marlee McCleary 

Hurricane Andrew Prior to Landfall, 1992

In an attempt to better prepare Florida for disaster recovery, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) tasked the Florida Planning and Development Lab (FPDL) with developing a conceptual model to determine the maximum capacity of a host community to accommodate evacuees. The Post-Disaster Housing Capacity Analysis project team developed the Emergency Vacancy/Available Capacity (EVAC) Housing Model as a tool for policy makers and emergency planners to determine housing capacity, as constrained by the key infrastructure components of potable water and sanitary sewer.






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