The detailed data analytics will be used to help the island community improve resilience for future natural disasters.

Puerto Rico Disaster Housing Recovery Plan

Puerto Rico

Island-wide Damage Data Collection and Rebuilding Cost Estimates to Improve Community Resilience

In April 2018, the RAND Corporation tasked us with preparing detailed data analytics following the Hurricane Maria disaster in Puerto Rico to help the island community improve resilience for future natural disasters.

We calculated island-wide estimates of the types and replacement costs of residential building losses and rehabilitation or reconstruction options. We also collected data on the costs for substantially damaged properties and retrofitting options and costs for non-substantially damaged properties. Using GIS data from a variety of sources and engineering expertise, we prepared and executed analysis methodologies to develop these estimates, and summarized the results in tabular form for a final report that RAND prepared for Puerto Rico’s presentation to Congress.

Over the course of the project, we provided surveying, platting, mapping, and floodplain studies services.

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Services

  • Resilience
  • Surveying
  • Geospatial

Markets

  • Federal

Regions

  • Southeast
  • Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery Plan
  • surveying
  • geospatial
  • GIS
  • Hurricane Maria
  • Southeast

Location

Puerto Rico

Completion Date

January 2019

Owner

DHS/FEMA Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC)

Client

RAND Corporation

Cost

$300,000