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Crowsey offers expert testimony to jury

 

After seeing Crowsey's spatial time series analysis of the rail crossing and hearing his expert testimony explaining its meaning, the jury returned a defense verdict after a few hours deliberation.

Attorneys for both sides commented after the verdict that the spatial evidence and Crowsey's testimony was a significant factor in the decision.

 

 


Hurricane Season Begins 6/1/2008

 

Hurricanes - When, Not If

 

The National Hurricane Center reports 38,118 storm (tropical depressions through Category 5 hurricanes) tracks from 1851 through 2007. That's an average of 244 storms per year. During that same period there were 2,707 Category 3, 4 or 5 hurricanes. That's an average of 17 per year!

More events such as Katrina and Camille aren't a matter of if, they are just a matter of when. The surprising thing about the data is how few serious storms have made landfall in recent years, not how many have. The figure shows all 38.118 storm tracks with Category 3, 4 and 5 storms plotted in red.

Crowsey Incorporated has extensive experience assessing the risk from hurricanes as well as determining the extent of hurricane damage. At the conclusion of a Daubert hearing, the 5th Circuit recently recognized Rick Crowsey as an expert in geospatial information in an upcoming trial where Hurricane Katrina's impact along the Mississippi coast is critical to helping the parties get to the truth of what happened.

 

 


Hurricane Katrina's Impact on Gulfport

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Hurricane Katrina's Impact on Gulfport

 

Hurricane Katrina's impact on the Mississippi Gulf Coast was assessed within days of the storm's passing by state and federal entities. FEMA, the US Army Corps of Engineers and other's used aerial reconnaissance flights, satellite imagery and geographic analysis to determine the damage, plan emergency and longer term response and to plan and deploy needed resources.

In the nearly three years since the passing of the storm, countless scientists, researchers, civil and commercial entities have studied the storm's impact, planned and monitored recovery, and to understand what happened and why.

The summary figure at right shows imagery collected by NOAA the day after the storm, FEMA's determination of the extent of the surge, what residential structures qualified for a blue tarp to mitigate further damage, FEMA's September damage extent and severity assessment and USGS 18, 20 and 22 foot elevation contour lines.

 

 


   

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