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Burying Short Sections of Power lines could Drastically Reduce Hurricanes’ Impact on Coastal Residents

Matt Drews2022

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Snapped power lines after a power tropical system. Credit: FEMA

A recent article posting by the National Science Foundation, highlighting a recent study in Nature Communications, found that burying just 5% of power lines near the roots of the distribution network, could reduce the expected percentage of residents without power after a major hurricane from 18.2% to 11.3%.

The results of this work is part of NSF’s Coastlines and People Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH).

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Read the study published in Nature Communications Here