Case Study Analysis of a Community in Nova Scotia. Development Trends and Vulnerability To Storms. Honours Thesis Proposal Jacqueline Wightman Environmental Planning Dalhousie University February 7 th , 2013. Photo Source: Environment Canada. 2009. . Outline. Background
10 Years of Hurricane Tracks: 1992 - 2001
100 Years of Tracks in Nova Scotia
Photo Source: Environment Canada, 2012.
Remnants of Hurricane Noel (2007)
Damaged property and roads,
Caused power outages to homes and businesses in Nova Scotia
Photo Source: CBC News Online, 2012.
Groundhog Day Storm, 1976
Blow to Yarmouth fishing industry
Thousands of dollars of damage to this wharf alone
Photo Source: Fundy Group Publications LTD, Groundhog ‘76
RISK is the product of
All of these factors determine the RISK of damages
Interpret change in vulnerability over time due to changes in land useMethod: Land Use Change Over Time
Section of 1938 Yarmouth Fire Insurance Map Courtesy of Yarmouth Planning Department
Future storm risk
Change in hazard?
Understanding the past is key to planning for the future.