AWWA-64328 Recovering From Disaster: Hurricanes and Power Failures DVD


Enjoy a video presentation about hurricanes and typhoons!

Discover how water utilities have dealt with emergencies. Recovering From Disaster: Hurricanes and Power Failures DVD chronicles catastrophic events, both predicted and unpredicted, which forced response at water utilities.

When disaster strikes there are lessons to be learned that can help water utilities prepare for the next event. This DVD chronicles catastrophic events, predicted and unpredicted, which forced response at multiple utilities. 

The Northeast Blackout of 2003 affected 45 million people in the US and 10 million in Canada. You will relive the experience with the Cleveland Division of Water as the utility dealt with total loss of power and loss of water pressure, system wide. You will learn what critical decisions they had to make and why.

Then, you will experience Category Five Hurricane Ivan as it hammered the Gulf Coast. You will see how one water utility system in Florida reacted and responded to the unprecedented event and you'll learn the changes the utility made for future emergencies. The case studies present valuable lessons learned that can be used by utilities, emergency preparedness crews, and first responders from rural communities to major urban centers.

ISBN: 9781583216057

Publisher: American Water Works Association

Publication date: 2010

AWWA catalog no: 64328 

Media Type: DVD