Improved city resilience against winter storms

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Abstract

Extreme winter storms disrupt citizens' normal lives by blocking roads and causing electricity and communication network outages. In addition, power interruptions may cool down all houses without wood-burning stoves. Loss of critical infrastructure services such as house-warming, electricity and communication capabilities may lead citizens to the brink of danger unless they are notified in advance or moved to safe places. The critical infrastructures can be made more resilient by discovering the vulnerabilities and reducing them with enhanced failure analysis tools. The improved resiliency includes effective evacuation defined by the analysis of the most vulnerable houses and population.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart city
Subtitle of host publicationResearch highlights
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages106-107
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8288-4
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8287-7
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Research Highlights
Number12
ISSN2242-1173

Keywords

  • city resilience
  • extreme witner
  • critical infrastructure

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    Horsmanheimo, S., Piira, K., Molarius, R., Tuomimäki, L., & Maskey, N. (2015). Improved city resilience against winter storms. In Smart city: Research highlights (pp. 106-107). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Research Highlights, No. 12 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/researchhighlights/2015/R12.pdf