Outlines the Hurricane Loss Model (HURLOSS) - a two-part model incorporating a building performance model to simulate physical damage and an economic loss model that, given physical damage, provides repair and reconstruction cost estimation methods. Structural characteristics that result in most damage are identified. Performance models validated with actual storm damage data. Mitigation is focused on construction methods.
Applied Research Associates, Inc.
Applied Research Associates, Inc. (2008). 2008 Florida Residential Wind Loss Mitigation Study (Version 1.11).