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    Probability of 100 yr flood

    It was recently stated by someone that it is not worth designing protection against a 100 yr [COLOR=#009900 !important]hurricane[/COLOR] as such an event is not likely in one's lifetime.



    What is the probability of one 100 yr hurricane in a 50 yr lifetime?


    What is the probability of two 100 yr hurricane in a 50 yr lifetime?


    What is the probability that more than two 200 yr events in a 50 yr lifetime?
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    Re: Probability of 100 yr flood

    Quote Originally Posted by adubas View Post
    It was recently stated by someone that it is not worth designing protection against a 100 yr [COLOR=#009900 !important]hurricane[/COLOR] as such an event is not likely in one's lifetime.



    What is the probability of one 100 yr hurricane in a 50 yr lifetime?


    What is the probability of two 100 yr hurricane in a 50 yr lifetime?


    What is the probability that more than two 200 yr events in a 50 yr lifetime?
    What is the probability that such a hurricane will occur in a single year?

    What is the probability that such a hurricane will not occur in a single year?

    So what is the probability that such a hurricane occurs in some specific year and does not occur in 49 other specific years?

    In a fifty year period, how many ways can you have such a hurricane occur in only one year?
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    Re: Probability of 100 yr flood

    You posted this same question about a half hour earlier.
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