ICCE 2018 Cover Image

Supplementary Files

Conference Presentation File

How to Cite

Cialone, M. A., Smith, J. M., Rosati, J. D., Follum, M. L., Massey, C., Condon, A. J., & Thomas, R. C. (2018). USACE PREPARATION AND RESPONSE TO 2017 HURRICANES HARVEY, IRMA, AND MARIA. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), risk.83.


The year 2017 was an extremely active hurricane season with five hurricanes that reached major hurricane strength (Category 3 or higher) on the United States (U.S) or the Caribbean coast. This paper focuses on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) preparation and response to the three most destructive events (Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria). Each of these storms posed unique challenges to the people and infrastructure in its path.


Follum, M. L., Tavakoly, A. A., Niemann, J. D., & Snow, A. D. 2016. AutoRAPID: A Model for Prompt Streamflow Estimation and Flood Inundation Mapping over Regional to Continental Extents. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 80523, 1-20.

Homer, C., Huang, C., Yang, L., Wylie, B. & Coan, M. 2004. Development of a 2001 National Landcover Database for the United States. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 70, No. 7, July 2004, pp. 829-840.

Krieger, G., Moreira, A., Fiedler, H., Hajnsek, I., Werner, M., Younis, M., & Zink, M. 2007. TanDEM-X: A satellite formation for high-resolution SAR interferometry. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 45(11), 3317-3340.

Luettich, R.A., Jr., Westerink, J.J., and Scheffner, N.W. 1992. ADCIRC: an advanced three-dimensional circulation model for shelves coasts and estuaries, Report 1: Theory and Methodology of ADCIRC-2DDI and ADCIRC-3DL, Dredging Research Program Technical Report DRP-92-6, U.S. Army Engineers Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, 137p.

Taylor, L.A., Eakins, B.W., Carignan, K.S., Warnken, R.R., Sazonova, T., Schoolcraft, D.C. 2008. Digital Elevation Models of Puerto Rico: Procedures, Data Sources and Analysis, NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS NGDC-13, National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder, CO, 27 pp.

Wendleder, A., Wessel, B., Roth, A., Breunig, M., Martin, K., & Wagenbrenner, S. 2013. TanDEM-X water indication mask: Generation and first evaluation results. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 6 (1), 171-179.

Authors retain copyright and grant the Proceedings right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this Proceedings.