Coastal Flooding: Science, Risk Communication, and Response

Coastal Flooding: Science, Risk Communication, and Response

March 11, 2015
Room SVC 215, Capitol Visitor's Center

RSVP deadline is March 9th COB: [email protected]

Flooding threatens lives and property all along U.S. coasts. This briefing will explore:

  • different types of flooding threatening coastal communities;
  • risk communication strategies, focusing on storm surge; and
  • mitigation options that allow cities, counties, and states to lessen damages from both recurrent flooding and extreme events like hurricanes.


  • Molly Mitchell, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • Jamie Rhome, National Hurricane Center
  • Kristin Baja, Baltimore Office of Sustainability


Presented by the American Meteorological Society Policy Program, the Association of State Floodplain Managers, the Coastal States Organization, and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.

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