Academic department under which the project should be listed

RCHSS - Geography & Anthropology

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Faculty Sponsor Name

Uli Ingram

Disciplines

Geographic Information Sciences | Nature and Society Relations | Physical and Environmental Geography

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Major hurricanes have impacted communities along the Gulf Coast for as long as there have been people along the Gulf Coast. There are some areas along the Gulf Coast that are more impacted than others though. Hurricanes are categorized 1-5 by the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. This scale categorizes hurricanes by sustained wind speed. To be considered a “major” hurricane, it must be a category 3 or higher. Major hurricanes can bring intense and costly damage to property and can be potentially life threatening. Since the year 2000, there have been 10 major hurricanes to make landfall on the Gulf Coast. This poster was designed to show which counties along the gulf coast have been affected the most by major hurricanes since the year 2000.

Project Type

Poster

How will this be presented?

Yes, asynchronously via recorded video upload

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Gulf Coast Counties Affected by Major Hurricanes since 2000

Major hurricanes have impacted communities along the Gulf Coast for as long as there have been people along the Gulf Coast. There are some areas along the Gulf Coast that are more impacted than others though. Hurricanes are categorized 1-5 by the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. This scale categorizes hurricanes by sustained wind speed. To be considered a “major” hurricane, it must be a category 3 or higher. Major hurricanes can bring intense and costly damage to property and can be potentially life threatening. Since the year 2000, there have been 10 major hurricanes to make landfall on the Gulf Coast. This poster was designed to show which counties along the gulf coast have been affected the most by major hurricanes since the year 2000.

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