MAE Center and Virginia Tech Present Phase II Final Results to FEMA
Presentations on the major research activities of the project were made by the project team. The presentations were broadcast, from the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, via a video teleconferencing connection to all four FEMA Regions (FEMA Regions IV, V, VI, and VII), representatives from the Army Corp of Engineers, the eight state emergency management agencies in the New Madrid seismic zone, and various other stakeholder groups. Over 150 individuals connected to the video teleconference to participate in the briefing.
Following introductions, Professor Amr Elnashia (PI and MAE Center consultant) presented an overview of the project and the impact modeling methodology, Anisa Como (MAE Center researcher), presented the physical impact results, Theresa Jefferson (Virginia Tech. University and co-PI) presented the social impacts, requirements, and vulnerabilities portion of the project, Jong Lee (NCSA) presented the utilities network analysis results for Memphis, TN and St. Louis, MO, and Liang Chang (MAE Center researcher) presented the transportation network analysis results for, again, Memphis, TN and St. Louis, MO. Immediately following the presentations the MAE Center and Virginia Tech team participated in a 40 minute question and answer session with the video teleconference participants. Presentations and the agenda from the Phase II Roll-out briefing can be downloaded here. Copies of the Phase II final report may be downloaded here.