Alternative: ProtectAdditional informationProtecting the port requires the construction of a storm barrier located south of the Port of Providence on Narragansett Bay. This barrier would need to be 25ft in height, similar to the current Fox Point barrier.
Considerations of impact on environment, economic, and society need also be included.
Alternative: RelocateAdditional informationRelocating port operations and may be a strategy to improve port business resilience. To do this, a less vulnerable location must be identified. Constraints that must be considered are:
- Surge elevation in relation to land elevation
- Available land space
- Available water space
- Access to 40ft navigation channel
- Access to rail and major interstate
- Amount of berthing space
Considerations of impact on environment, economy, and society need also be included.
Alternative: AccomodateAdditional informationAccommodation entails altering individual properties and infrastructure in order to increase the resilience of individual firms and infrastructure. In aggregate the Port becomes more resilient. Accommodation strategies include:
- Elevating land
- Elevating buildings and infrastructure
- Elevating utilities
- Dry Flood Proofing
- Wet Flood Proofing
- Individual firm barriers and berms
Alternative: Do NothingAdditional informationDo nothing involves leaving the port as is. Land uses, port operation, regulations, etc. will not change. Impacts as described during Part 1 of the workshop are a result of this resilience option.
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Goal: Ensure post-hurricane business continuity for water front businessUnit1-5CriterionWhat does it mean?
- Ensure access to supply chain.
- Minimize downtime after event.
In the months following a Cat 3 storm event, port-related businesses:
1 = Leave the State
2 = Are down for up to a year
3 = Operate at ~50% for six months after event.
4 = Operate at ~50% for 2-4 weeks after event.
5 = Are up and running at full capacity one day after event has passed.
Goal: Minimize huricane to damages to infrastructure and waterfront businessesUnit1-5CriterionWhat does it mean?
- Limit damage to buildings, equipment, storage
Protect terminal space.
After a Cat 3 storm event:
1 = All structures and infrastructure are destroyed
2 = >50% of structures and infrastructure are destroyed.
3 = ~50% of structures and infrastructure are destroyed.
4 = <50% of structures and infrastructure are destroyed.
5 = All structures are standing.
Goal: Minimize hurricane-related environmental damage from port usesUnit1-5CriterionWhat does it mean?
- Prevent chemical and petroleum spills.
Prevent contaminated soils from entering waterways.
Minimize amount of debris generated on study area properties.
Between now and 2050:
1 = Catastrophic spills contaminate the Bay.
2 = Water quality is temporarily impaired by runoff and debris after storm events
3 = Water quality is not impacted.
4 = Water quality is improved during short term events.
5 = Water quality is improved dramatically.
Goal: Build public support for hurricane resilience measures & port operationsUnit1-5CriterionWhat does it mean?
- Create green space.
- Enhance public access for recreation and walkability.
Between now and 2050:
1 = Current green space and public space is converted for other uses
2 = Current green space is impaired by new uses
3 = Green space and public access are maintained.
4 = Green space and public space is enhanced.
5 = Green space and public access is greatly enhanced.
Goal: Minimize hazard insurance ratesUnit1-5CriterionMetrics:
By 2050, the costs of hazard insurance (adjusted for inflation):
1 = Are completely unaffordable after a Cat 3 event
2= Increase slightly due to increased risk overtime.
3 = Remain about the same
4 = Reduced slightly due to new resilience investments
5 = Drop dramatically due to resilience investments
Goal: Foster port growthUnit1-5CriterionWhat does it mean?
- Create storm resilience setting that would attract new waterfront businesses.
- Create opportunities for current businesses to grown.
- Improves public perception of port operations.
Increase cargo value and volume of cargo.
By 2050, the economic growth rate of port businesses:
1 = Decreases dramatically
2 = Decreases
3 = Remains the same
4 = Increases
5 = Increases dramatically
Goal: Protect human safety & critical lifelinesUnit1-5CriterionWhat does it mean?
- Minimize loss of life and harm to people within study area boundaries
- Protect critical lifeline services and ensure access to lifelines is secure (e.g., fuel for hospitals, hurricane barrier pumps)
- Provide staging area for relief supplies operations
Provide access to waterway for survey vessels
By 2050, hurricane impacts on the study area:
1 = Severely affect human safety and critical lifelines
2 = Affect human safety and critical lifelines
3 = Minimally effect human safety and critical lifelines
4 = Reduce effect on human safety and critical lifelines
5 = Greatly reduce impact on human safety and critical lifelines
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