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Hurricane Henri Outage Forecast
Published: August 21, 2021

OPM prediction: August 22nd, 2021 Hurricane Henri Outage Prediction Modeling group Eversource Energy Center University of Connecticut Fourth prediction, released on: 08-21-2021 10:30 a.m. EDT The Eversource Energy Center Outage Prediction Model at UConn is forecasting a very high impact from Hurricane Henri in Connecticut. The highest relative impact is expected in Eastern Connecticut, and […]

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Tropical Storm Elsa Outage Forecast
Published: July 8, 2021

  The Eversource Energy Center Outage Prediction Model at UConn is forecasting moderate impact from tropical storm Elsa for Connecticut. As shown at the storm outages maps, the highest impact is expected in Eastern Connecticut, and the overall impact in Connecticut is expected to be between 300 and 600 damage locations.

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January 2021 Mozambique Flooding captured by RAPID system
Published: February 1, 2021

The RAPID flood maps are also integrated into Dartmouth Flood Observatory (DFO)’s flood mapping web service (https://floodobservatory.colorado.edu/Events/5015/2021Mozambique5015.html).

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Hurricane ETA caused flooding in Mexico
Published: November 15, 2020

Hurricane Flooding in Mexico ETA

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The US COVID-19 pandemic in the flood season
Published: October 14, 2020

Researcher in the Eversource Energy Center recently quantified the compound risk of flooding and COVID-19 at the US county-level. See figure from Shen et al. 2020 (Science of the Total Environment, https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1bugWB8ccoNAZ) showing the compound risk accross the US. Hotspots of high risk for both types of hazards are concentrated along southern and eastern coastal […]

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Hurricane Sally Inundation Map
Published: September 20, 2020

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Flood Inundation Map from Hurricane Laura derived from the Eversource Energy Center RAPID system
Published: August 31, 2020

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Vulnerable Trees, High Winds, Other Factors Combined for Unusually Severe Storm Damage from Isaias
Published: August 14, 2020

— Aug. 14, 2020 STORRS, Conn. – Gypsy moth infestations and drought conditions in recent years have weakened trees throughout Connecticut to such an extent that forests were particularly vulnerable when the remnants of Hurricane Isaias swept through on Aug. 4, causing extensive power outages related to tree damage. Those factors, along with the capricious […]

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Hurricane Dorian Flooding in Bahamas
Published: September 10, 2019

On Sunday, September 1st, Hurricane Dorian made landfall on Great Abaco Island unleashing unprecedented destruction on the Northern Bahamas, causing at least 40 deaths. Dorian was characterized by extreme wind gusts – up to 220 mph – extensive coastal flooding – up to 20 feet storm surge – and impressive precipitation – up to 40 […]

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