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dc.contributor.advisorDixon, Richard
dc.contributor.authorClark, Adam ( )
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-10T17:37:37Z
dc.date.available2017-01-10T17:37:37Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-17
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6427
dc.description.abstractMillions of residents along the United States Gulf Coast live with the threat of tropical cyclones. These potentially devastating storms, more commonly referred to as hurricanes in the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern or central North Pacific Ocean east of the International Dateline, bring damaging winds, heavy rains, severe flooding, and powerful storm surges that can quickly devastate any area in their path. Due to the dangers of these storms, coastal areas create evacuation plans that allow area residents to safely leave the city before they are impacted. This study examined a contraflow evacuation plan for Corpus Christi, Texas in an attempt to model what a major tropical cyclone evacuation might look like for this region. Using ArcGIS, several potential evacuation routes were created in Nueces County, Texas to simulate an evacuation under “optimal,” “expected,” and “worst case” scenarios. Results of this study show that while a contraflow evacuation plan has the potential to cause severe traffic congestions and extremely long evacuation times, under both “optimal” and “expected” conditions it serves as an effective evacuation method out of the city.
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dc.format.extent59 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectTropical cyclones
dc.subjectContraflow
dc.subjectMass evacuation
dc.subjectGulf Coast
dc.subjectNueces County, Texas
dc.subject.lcshTraffic flow--Texas--Nueces Countyen_US
dc.subject.lcshTraffic congestion--Texas--Nueces County--Preventionen_US
dc.subject.lcshHurricanes--Texasen_US
dc.subject.lcshEvacuations of civilians--Texas--Nueces Countyen_US
dc.subject.lcshEmergency management--Texas--Nueces Countyen_US
dc.titleExamining the Use of a Contraflow Evacuation Method for Tropical Cyclone Evacuations in Nueces County, Texas
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLu, Yongmei
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBlanchard, Denise
thesis.degree.departmentGeography
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
txstate.departmentGeography


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