Tonn, G., Guikema, S., Ferreira, C., and Quiring, S. (2016). Hurricane Isaac: A Longitudinal Analysis of Storm Characteristics and Power Outage Risk. Risk Analysis. 36(10): 1936-1947.
The authors collected and analyzed hourly power data outage for Louisiana and examined the correlations between outages and storm conditions (wind, rainfall, and storm surge). In the case of Hurricane Isaac, the authors found that wind speed, precipitation, and previous outages had a stronger relationship with outages (storm surge had a weaker relationship, even in areas where storm surge was significant).