I-MAG STS    Corporation - Gulf of Mexico

Tsimulating a Tsunami (updated) - when the Congressman from Oregon saw the results (we suggested a relocation of his district offices) he passed along the document to several esteemed colleagues from the Gulf Coast. In that geographical area a category five (and many category fours) hurricane is almost always disastrous. The difference between a hurricane and a tsunami would be winds versus no winds. At present there is very little evidence to suggest that there is a fault north of Cuba. A complicating factor is potential damage to wells, refineries, storage and pipelines. We ran simulations on the following metropolitan statistical areas (from west to east) getting flooded. At the time, New Orleans, because of its history and unique topology, was rated to have worse damage than Houston or Tampa-St. Petersburg. 

 
City Population 2000 Population 2010 Population 2016  
Brownsville-Harlingen (TX) 335,227 406,220 422,135  
Corpus Christi (TX) 403,280 428,185 454,726  
Houston (TX includes Galveston) 4,715,407 5,920,416 6,772,470  
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission (TX) 569,463 774,769 849,843  
Beaumont - Port Arthur (TX) 385,090 403,190 409,968  
Lafayette (LA) 239,086 466,750 491,528  
Baton Rouge (LA) 729,361 802,484 835,175  
New Orleans (LA) 1,316,510 1,189,166 1,268,883
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux (LA) 194,477 208,178 211,525  
Gulfport-Biloxi (MS) 246,190 370,702 391,266  
Mobile (AL) 399,843 412,992 414,836
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent (FL) 412,153 448,991 485,684  
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater (FL) 2,395,997 2,783,243 3,030,953  
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota (FL) 589,959 702,281 788,457  
Cape Coral-Fort Myers (FL) 440,888 618,754 722,336  
Naples-Marco Island (FL) 251,377 321,520 365,136  
         


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