Inland Flooding: Reducing Risk and Mitigating Impacts

Inland Flooding: Reducing Risk and Mitigating Impacts

May 6, 2015
1:30 - 3:00pm
Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 201-00

Please RSVP to yseidgreen@ametsoc.org by May 4, 2015 COB

Topic:

Spring is a dangerous time along our rivers and water bodies. Floods are one of the most common, and costly, natural hazards. Annual flood damages in the United States average over $6 billion per year. This briefing will explore:

  • advances in flood mapping
  • mitigation and recovery options
  • on-the-ground examples of successful flood management, intervention, and recovery by inter-agency teams

Speakers:

  • John Dorman, Program Director
    NC Floodplain Mapping Program
  • Stephen Bekanich, Director
    Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation
    Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
  • Bill Nechamen, Chief, Floodplain Management Section
    New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
    Chair, Association of State Floodplain Managers
  • Ceil Strauss, State Floodplain Manager
    Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources
    Vice Chair, Association of State Floodplain Managers
  • Stacey Underwood, Silver Jackets Program Coordinator
    Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

 

Presented by the American Meteorological Society and the Association of State Floodplain Managers

A video recording of the briefing is now available online HERE.

 

John Dorman Slides

Please note this presentation contains videos, and is approximately 350MB in size.

Ceil Strauss Slides
Stacey Underwood Slides
Bill Nechamen Slides
Invitation Flier