Keywords and Phrases
HAZUS (Computer program)
"Located on the northernmost limits of the St. Louis metropolitan area, St. Charles County has been, and continues to be, one of the fastest-growing counties in the country. The county consists of several major cities featuring extensive industry, retail, and agriculture. Bounded by the Missouri River on the south and the Mississippi River on the north and east, St. Charles County is predominantly flat, low-lying terrain at great risk to periodic flooding. The county is also well within the area of influence for several local seismic zones, increasing the susceptibility to earthquake damage. Given the apparent risk to both flood and earthquake, this study applied the latest version of the GIS driven software program: HAZUS-MH, to assess both hazards for St. Charles County in terms of damages, social impact, and economic losses. With this technology, it is not only possible to compare the extent of damage or losses between various scenarios but also between the different hazards...It is the intent of this research to assess the possible consequences associated with each hazard scenario as well as determine which natural hazard is of most concern"--Abstract, page iii.
Cawlfield, Jeffrey D.
Hoffman, David J.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
xii, 160 pages
St. Charles County (Mo.)
© 2008 Amy Lann Krauch, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Earthquake hazard analysis -- Missouri -- St. Charles County
Flood damage prevention -- Missouri -- St. Charles County
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Krauch, Amy Lynn, "Hazards assessment of St. Charles County - earthquakes and floods" (2008). Masters Theses. 6776.