Lauren Stevens

Document Type

Internship Report

Publication Date

Fall 2017


The Miami- Dade Office of Emergency Management (OEM) uses evacuation scenarios to efficiently decide what plans to initiate during a hurricane event. Updates to the Sea Lake Overland Surge from Hurricanes (SLOSH) model basin created a need for updated evacuation scenarios for Miami- Dade County. These updates made it possible to more accurately predict water inundation from storms traveling in all directions. Once the new evacuation scenarios were finalized, maps were created to ensure quick access during a hurricane event. This paper also addresses the OEM activation during Hurricane Irma: the preparation, recovery, and lessons learned.


Department: OCE

MPS Track: NHC

Location: Miami- Dade Office of Emergency Management

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