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