The Atlantic hurricane season officially started on June 1, and with three named storms already behind us, the looming threat of extreme weather compounded with the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing emergency managers to rethink how they will support communities impacted by hurricanes and tropical storms.
Last year was the second-wettest year on record in the United States, and as climate change progresses, experts predict that extreme flooding will only get worse. We as a nation and our infrastructure – particularly the over 90,000 dams — are not prepared. In February 2020 extreme flooding prompted emergency declarations in eight states and […]
Whenever a hurricane threatens a coastal area and flooding is possible, residents immediately ask: Will I be injured if I stay? Will my home be damaged? It’s not always easy for residents to get information to help them answer these questions. In this post, I will walk you through how to get this information for […]
Since 1986, I have lived in southern Louisiana just 2 miles from an Atchafalaya Basin Levee and crossed the mighty Mississippi River at least twice a day. Given this, it is only natural to consider the risk of flooding where my family and I live, particularly in the springtime. We all knew from watching the […]