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Post-Disaster Recovery Associations of Power Systems Dependent Critical Infrastructures

College of Engineering, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36608, USA
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Infrastructures 2019, 4(2), 30; https://doi.org/10.3390/infrastructures4020030
Received: 1 April 2019 / Revised: 16 May 2019 / Accepted: 22 May 2019 / Published: 29 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Resilient Infrastructure Systems)
The complete failure of the power systems infrastructure in Puerto Rico, following Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, severely hampered the recovery efforts of multiple critical infrastructure systems (CIS). Understanding the relationships of infrastructure recovery efforts between power infrastructure systems and the other CIS has the potential to be a key in developing an effective recovery plan leading to resilient infrastructure systems, and thereby a more resilient community. This paper explores the critical interfaces and interdependencies in CIS recovery by examining the disruptions and recovery progress of the CIS, including the power infrastructure systems, in Puerto immediately following the events of Hurricane Maria. This research uncovers that strong CIS recovery interdependency relationships exist between the power infrastructure systems and other CIS in Puerto Rico, and these relationships contribute to the resilience of these CIS. The resultant CIS recovery associations may potentially predict the recovery progress of post-disaster CIS recovery centered on the power infrastructure systems and lay the groundwork for further interdependency analysis of CIS in post-disaster scenarios. The results may also be helpful while designing CIS for resiliency in natural disaster areas. View Full-Text
Keywords: critical infrastructure systems; power systems; critical infrastructure interdependencies; post-disaster recovery; interdependency modeling; Hurricane Maria; resiliency critical infrastructure systems; power systems; critical infrastructure interdependencies; post-disaster recovery; interdependency modeling; Hurricane Maria; resiliency
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Sarker, P.; Lester, H.D. Post-Disaster Recovery Associations of Power Systems Dependent Critical Infrastructures. Infrastructures 2019, 4, 30.

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