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Hawaii Coastal Hazard Mitigation Guidebook. Author Dennis J. Hwang states that the book's purpose is "to reduce risk to coastal development by planning for natural hazards such as erosion, flooding, tsunamis, and hurricanes." While the manual includes concepts in FEMA's Construction Manual, it emphasizes proper siting, without which "even the best construction methods cannot prevent damage." Topics include: Relationship of erosion with other coastal hazards; Determining the erosion, wave, flood and inland zone in the hazard assessment; Infrastructure improvements; and Erosion/hazard noticed - remedial options evaluated. The report was funded by a grant sponsored by the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, SOEST. (GB458.35 H47 2005)


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