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Jason Kirby, Ph.D.

Infrastructure implications after major flooding • Implications of the volume of rainfall • Difference between storm water sewage and drinking water systems • Damage to roads and foundations • Evacuation best practices • Insurance filing • Sustainability

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jason kirby expertsJason Kirby, Ph.D.

Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

 



Areas of expertise:

  • Infrastructure implications after major flooding
  • Implications of the volume of rainfall
  • Difference between storm water sewage and drinking water systems
  • Damage to roads and foundations
  • Evacuation best practices
  • Insurance filing
  • Sustainability




Kirby is an expert on engineering issues that can occur after major weather events. His expertise relates rainfall volume to potential damage to roads and foundations, the necessity of diverting water out of dams and estimates the length of time an area will recuperate from major flooding before infrastructure is stabilized.

He can discuss the difference between storm water sewage and drinking water systems in relation to disaster relief. He is well versed in best practices for evacuation situations — including sheltering in place — and the challenges first responders face. He can explain clearly how best to get the needs of the insured met by their insurance companies when major natural disasters occur.

 

 

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