Analysis of hurricane andrew insurance claim data for residential buildings

Gonzalo Pita, Jean Paul Pinelli, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Steve Cocke, Kurt Gurley

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Abstract

This paper presents preliminary results of a study of building damage caused by Hurricane Andrew as a function of building age. The information came from a 68,000 insurance claim records. The building locations were subdivided in regions to reflect wind speeds intensities. In the region close to the hurricane track, the newer buildings on average performed poorer than older buildings. In regions with milder winds, the newer buildings performed somewhat better. It has also been observed that the relationship between year built and damage ratio is neither linear nor monotonic at all distances from the hurricane track. Future refinements are expected to this study when appropriate wind speeds estimation become available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Hurricane Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationLearning from Our Past - Proceedings of the 2012 ATC and SEI Conference on Advances in Hurricane Engineering
Pages1047-1055
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 18 2013
Event2012 ATC and SEI Conference on Advances in Hurricane Engineering: Learning from Our Past - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: Oct 24 2012Oct 26 2012

Publication series

NameAdvances in Hurricane Engineering: Learning from Our Past - Proceedings of the 2012 ATC and SEI Conference on Advances in Hurricane Engineering

Conference

Conference2012 ATC and SEI Conference on Advances in Hurricane Engineering: Learning from Our Past
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period10/24/1210/26/12

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  • Environmental Engineering

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Pita, G., Pinelli, J. P., Mitrani-Reiser, J., Cocke, S., & Gurley, K. (2013). Analysis of hurricane andrew insurance claim data for residential buildings. In Advances in Hurricane Engineering: Learning from Our Past - Proceedings of the 2012 ATC and SEI Conference on Advances in Hurricane Engineering (pp. 1047-1055). (Advances in Hurricane Engineering: Learning from Our Past - Proceedings of the 2012 ATC and SEI Conference on Advances in Hurricane Engineering).