• Alternatives
    • [X]
      Alternative: Protect
      Additional information
      Protecting 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.

      Protect
    • [X]
      Alternative: Relocate
      Additional information
      Relocating 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.

      Relocate
    • [X]
      Alternative: Accomodate
      Additional information
      Accommodation 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


      Accomodate
    • [X]
      Alternative: Do Nothing
      Additional information
      Do 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.

      Do Nothing
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    • [X]
      Goal: Ensure post-hurricane business continuity for water front business
      Unit
      1-5
      Criterion
      What does it mean?
      - Ensure access to supply chain.
      - Minimize downtime after event.

      Metrics:
      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.
      Ensure post-hurricane business continuity for water front business
    • [X]
      Goal: Minimize huricane to damages to infrastructure and waterfront businesses
      Unit
      1-5
      Criterion
      What does it mean?
      - Limit damage to buildings, equipment, storage
      Protect terminal space.

      Metrics:
      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.
      Minimize huricane to damages to infrastructure and waterfront businesses
    • [X]
      Goal: Minimize hurricane-related environmental damage from port uses
      Unit
      1-5
      Criterion
      What does it mean?
      - Prevent chemical and petroleum spills.
      Prevent contaminated soils from entering waterways.
      Minimize amount of debris generated on study area properties.

      Metrics:
      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.
      Minimize hurricane-related environmental damage from port uses
    • [X]
      Goal: Build public support for hurricane resilience measures & port operations
      Unit
      1-5
      Criterion
      What does it mean?
      - Create green space.
      - Enhance public access for recreation and walkability.

      Metrics:
      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.
      Build public support for hurricane resilience measures & port operations
    • [X]
      Goal: Minimize hazard insurance rates
      Unit
      1-5
      Criterion
      Metrics:
      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
      Minimize hazard insurance rates
    • [X]
      Goal: Foster port growth
      Unit
      1-5
      Criterion
      What 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.

      Metrics:
      By 2050, the economic growth rate of port businesses:
      1 = Decreases dramatically
      2 = Decreases
      3 = Remains the same
      4 = Increases
      5 = Increases dramatically
      Foster port growth
    • [X]
      Goal: Protect human safety & critical lifelines
      Unit
      1-5
      Criterion
      What 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

      Metrics:
      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
      Protect human safety & critical lifelines
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