For my doctorate, I researched the impact of two record-breaking hurricanes on Atlantic Canada: Hurricane Juan hit Nova Scotia in 2003 and Hurricane Igor hit Newfoundland in 2010. Transport networks central to society were disrupted, interrupting emergency services and personal mobility. In some cases, alternate transport modes and routes emerged, while in other cases immobility resulted. l explored how hurricanes highlight social-ecological resilience and vulnerability in transport networks.
Road washout post-Igor. Photo: The Telegram. 2010.