Center for Business and Economic Research - Ball State University

Preliminary Flood Damage Estimates for Iowa

Preliminary Flood Damage Estimates for Iowa

A preliminary estimate of probable 2008 flood damages in Iowa, based on an econometric model developed after the 1993 floods and verified through experience with Hurricane Katrina.

Recommended Reading (written outside of Ball State):

Hurricane Katrina: Preliminary Estimates of Commercial and Public Sector Damages, September 2005 
This paper provides initial estimates of damages in a number of infrastructure categories and residential and commercial structures, content, and equipment. Written by Michael J. Hicks and Mark L. Burton at Marshall University. 

Expected Flood Damages to Transportation Infrastructures as a Proportion of Total Event Costs: A Methodological Exploration, 2003 
This study include estimation techniques for a wide-ranging set of residential and commercial damage groupings as a result of the 2003 floods of the Tennessee Valley. Written by Michael J. Hicks and Mark L. Burton at Marshall University.

Preliminary Information on Rebuilding Efforts in the Gulf Coast, 2007
This letter from the US Government Accountability Office reviews the size and scope of devestation caused by the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes.

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Tags: disaster impact, iowa, environment

Authors: Mark Burton, Michael J. Hicks