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Green Ike

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as presented on April 17, 2009 at Gulf Coast Green - www.gulfcoastgreen.org

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Green Ike

  1. 1. HURRICANE IKE – SEPTEMBER 12, 2008
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  4. 4. <ul><li>22nd & Strand </li></ul>Sept 12 on the seawall
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  6. 6. Sept 12 on at 22nd & Strand Sept 12 at 22nd & Strand
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  8. 8. Hurricane Ike Chinese FY1-D MVISR September 12, 2008 at 6:18 PM CDT
  9. 9. Storm Surge Captured by Spaceborne Radar Canadian RADARSAT 2 September 12, 2008, at 7:39:14 PM CDT Synthetic aperture radar data processed by the UT Center for Space Research Storm Surge in Progress
  10. 10. Synthetic aperture radar data processed by the UT Center for Space Research Storm Surge Captured by Spaceborne Radar European ESA ENVISAT ASAR September 12, 2008, at 11:23:04 PM CDT Ike Storm Surge in Progress
  11. 11. Storm Surge Captured by Spaceborne Radar Canadian RADARSAT 2 September 13, 2008, at 7:10:06 PM CDT Synthetic aperture radar data processed by the UT Center for Space Research Residual Storm Surge
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  32. 32. F GALVESTON ISLAND GULF OF MEXICO West Bay San Luis Pass Development as of 2000
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  41. 41. I CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT THE HOUSTON GALVESTON AREA
  42. 42. SURGE SIMULATION Hurricane Carla September 5-11, 1961 A large, slow-moving storm that made landfall near Port Lavaca Sustained winds of 150 mph (Category 4) Peak wind gusts of 175 mph Storm surge of 22 feet (Matagorda Bay) 18.5 feet (Port Lavaca), 14.5 feet (Port O’Connor), 14.8 feet (Houston Ship Channel) Rainfall of 16.49 inches (Galveston), 6.25 inches (Victoria), 5.15 inches (Corpus Christi) 34 Deaths in Texas $400,000,000 of storm damage (1961 dollars) MODELING PREPARED BY U.T. CENTER FOR SPACE RESEARCH
  43. 43. Hurricane Carly Houston-Galveston Study Area Landfall
  44. 44. Hurricane Ike Chinese FY1-D MVISR September 12, 2008 at 6:18 PM CDT
  45. 45. Houston-Galveston Study Area Mean Sea Level HOUSTON Texas City Galveston La Porte League City Alvin Baytown JSC
  46. 46. HOUSTON Texas City Galveston La Porte League City Alvin Hurricane Carly 4/22 at 0800 CDT MEOW NW at 8 MPH Surge: 4.8 Feet Baytown JSC
  47. 47. HOUSTON Texas City Galveston La Porte League City Alvin Hurricane Carly 4/22 at 1200 CDT MEOW NW at 8 MPH Surge: 10.6 Feet Baytown JSC
  48. 48. HOUSTON Texas City Galveston La Porte League City Alvin Hurricane Carly 4/22 at 1700 CDT MEOW NW at 8 MPH Surge: 17.9 Feet Baytown JSC
  49. 49. HOUSTON Texas City Galveston La Porte League City Alvin Hurricane Carly 4/22 at 2000 CDT MEOW NW at 8 MPH Surge: 22.4 Feet Baytown JSC
  50. 50. Houston-Galveston Study Area Mean Sea Level HOUSTON La Porte Pasadena Baytown Webster Bacliff Deer Park JSC
  51. 51. Hurricane Carly 4/22 at 0800 CDT MEOW NW at 8 MPH Surge: 4.8 Feet HOUSTON La Porte Pasadena Baytown Webster Bacliff Deer Park JSC
  52. 52. Hurricane Carly 4/22 at 1200 CDT MEOW NW at 8 MPH Surge: 10.6 Feet HOUSTON La Porte Pasadena Baytown Webster Bacliff Deer Park JSC
  53. 53. Hurricane Carly 4/22 at 1700 CDT MEOW NW at 8 MPH Surge: 17.9 Feet HOUSTON La Porte Pasadena Baytown Webster Bacliff Deer Park JSC
  54. 54. Hurricane Carly 4/22 at 2000 CDT MEOW NW at 8 MPH Surge: 22.4 Feet HOUSTON La Porte Pasadena Baytown Webster Bacliff Deer Park JSC
  55. 55. Estimated Total Wind Damage from Hurricane Carly Hurricane Carly Houston-Galveston Study Area Landfall Counties Affected: 31 Population Affected: 5,425,334 Households Affected: 1,913,906 Residences Destroyed: 119,626 Debris Generated: 124,023,000 tons Damage Amount: $73,612,335,000
  56. 56. 9/11 Terrorist Attacks <ul><li>Over $120 billion in damages </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated 2752 lives lost </li></ul><ul><li>Over $257 billion spent on Homeland Security (Sept 11 th 2001- Dec 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Number of people killed since 9/11 by al Qaeda or al Qaeda­like operatives outside of Afghanistan and Iraq is not much higher than the number who drown in bathtubs in the United States in a single year…the lifetime chance of an American being killed by international terrorism is about one in 80,000 -- about the same chance of being killed by a comet or a meteor.” Council on Foreign Affairs, Oct. 2006 </li></ul>
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  62. 62. EVACUATION ZONE POPULATION PROJECTIONS ZONE 2005 2020 2035 A 104,159 131,129 166,144 B 297,467 384,850 474,065 C 622,292 747,933 921,388
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  64. 64. Hazardous Waste
  65. 65. Landfills - (White) Closed / (Grey) Open
  66. 66. Radioactive Sites
  67. 67. Outfalls – Municipal/Commercial (Green)
  68. 68. FLOOD PLAINS AND CRITICAL FACILITIES
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  70. 70. Hurricane Carly 4/22 at 2000 CDT MEOW NW at 8 MPH Surge: 22.4 Feet HOUSTON La Porte Pasadena Baytown Webster Bacliff Deer Park JSC
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  72. 72. Galveston Flooding Behind Seawall 4 ft rise in Galveston Bay
  73. 73. FUTURE OF U.S. 87?
  74. 74. FUTURE OF U.S. 87?
  75. 75. CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES <ul><li>SEA LEVEL RISE – APPROX. 3 FEET OVER 100 YEARS </li></ul><ul><li>INCREASE IN SEVERITY OF RAINFALL EVENTS </li></ul><ul><li>DOCUMENTED IN HOUSTON </li></ul><ul><li>3 STORMS GREATER THAN 19” IN 24 HOURS SINCE 1975 </li></ul><ul><li>8 STORMS GREATER THAN 13” IN 24 HOURS SINCE 1975 </li></ul><ul><li>3. INCREASE IN NUMBER AND SEVERITY OF HURRICANES? </li></ul>
  76. 76. THE IKE DIKE
  77. 77. Bolivar Roads
  78. 78. Maeslant Barrier
  79. 79. Animation of the closing of a Maeslant Barrier
  80. 80. When the gates have closed, the barrier drops down
  81. 81. San Luis Pass
  82. 82. Total Costs <ul><ul><li>Seawall Extension:~$882,240,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bolivar Roads Floodgate:~$ 391,677,000 </li></ul><ul><li>San Luis Pass Floodgate:~$ 54,232,200 </li></ul><ul><li>Intracoastal Floodgate:~$ 43,192,934 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Building Cost: ~$ 1,371,342,134 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Note that additional costs may incur if purchase of land is required </li></ul></ul>
  83. 84. BOLIVAR NATIONAL SEASHORE?
  84. 85. EXPAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES
  85. 86. HARDEN CRITICAL AREAS
  86. 87. New Haz Waste and Storage Regulations Best Land Management Regulations and $ Expanded Wildlife Refuges Bolivar National Seashore and $ Strict Development Regulations Conceptual Future $
  87. 88. THANK YOU

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