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  • September 26, 2017

Hurricanes Propel Resilience Thinking: ENR Gets the Arcadis Viewpoint

Houston, Texas – Sept. 26, 2017 – Even as hard-hit areas of two of the country’s most developed regions push for normalcy after back-to-back hurricanes in early September, policymakers and construction industry experts are weighing the longer-term implications of the damage in Houston, Florida and the Caribbean from Harvey, Irma and now Maria—and how and whether infrastructure resiliency can be accelerated and how that will affect coastal development.

“Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic rainfall could be a game changer. The lessons learned from the 40 inches average rainfall in Houston, which peaked at 52 inches, and subsequent flooding will be a guidepost for every urban area in the world that is experiencing more frequent torrents.” Edgar Westerhof, Arcadis Flood Risk & Resiliency Lead for North America, shares his thoughts with Engineering News-Record. Click here to read the interview.*

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