Improved city resilience against winter storms

Seppo Horsmanheimo, Kalevi Piira, Riitta Molarius, Lotta Tuomimäki, Niwas Maskey

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    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
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8288-4
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8287-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Research Highlights


    • city resilience
    • extreme witner
    • critical infrastructure


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