Historic Preservation in the National Disaster Resilience Competition


>>WELCOME TO THIS PRERECORDED WEBINAR ON
HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND THE NATIONAL RESILIENCE COMPETITION, THE NDRC.
I’M NANCY BOONE. I’M FEDERAL PRESERVATION OFFICER FOR THE DEPARTMENT
OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE THINKING AND TALKING ABOUT
RESILIENCE THESE DAYS, HOW WE CAN BETTER PREPARE FOR THE NEXT DISASTER AND BOUNCE BACK EASIER
IF AND WHEN IT COMES. RESILIENCE IS RELEVANT TO PEOPLE IN PLACES,
INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, COMMUNITIES AND HAS MANY DIMENSIONS.
TODAY WE’RE GOING TO HEAR ABOUT THE NATIONAL DISASTER RESILIENCE COMPETITION, AN EXCITING
PROGRAM SPONSORED BY HUD TO ENCOURAGE REGIONS, STATES AND COMMUNITIES TO THINK CREATIVELY
ABOUT HOW THEY CAN MAKE THEIR PLACE MORE RESILIENT. MORE RESILIENT PHYSICALLY, SOCIALLY, ECONOMICALLY.
WE’LL LOOK AT THE BASICS OF THE NATIONAL DISASTER RESILIENCE COMPETITION.
WE’LL LOOK AT HOW YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONCEPTS THAT ARE CONSIDERED
IN PHASE ONE OF THE NDRC. AND WE’LL LOOK AT WAYS IN WHICH PEOPLE AROUND
THE COUNTRY AND IN SOME CASES AROUND THE WORLD ARE MAKING THEIR HISTORIC PLACES MORE RESILIENT.
AND WE HOPE THAT THROUGHOUT, YOU WILL BE INSPIRED TO THINK ABOUT YOUR OWN COMMUNITIES AND HOW
THEY MIGHT BECOME MORE RESILIENT. OUR PRESENTERS TODAY INCLUDE JESSIE HAND FORTHCOMB
WHO IS THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OFFICE OF BLOCK GRANT ASSISTANCE AT HUD.
ASHLEY BECHTEL WHO IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST AND JENNIFER WELLOCK, TECHNICAL REVIEWER AND
HISTORIAN WITH THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE. AND SHE AND JENNIFER EGLESTON HAVE BEEN AWESOME
PARTNERS TO PRODUCE THE WEBINAR AND WE THANK THEM AND THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE FOR THEIR
COLLABORATION. ALTHOUGH WE MAY INTUITIVELY KNOW THAT PRESERVATION
HAS A LOGICAL PLACE IN RESILIENCE DISCUSSIONS, IT’S APPROPRIATE TO START WITH A REMINDER
FROM A RECENT REPORT ISSUED BY THE UNITED NATIONS OF THE ROLE THAT CULTURE AND HERITAGE
CAN PLAY IN OUR COLLECTIVE EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE. YOU CAN READ THESE QUOTES ON THE SCREEN.
AS YOU LISTEN TO TODAY’S PRESENTERS, KEEP THAT IN MIND AND DON’T BE AFRAID TO BRING
THAT PERSPECTIVE TO DISCUSSIONS IN YOUR STATE, YOUR PLACE ALONG WITH YOUR IDEAS FOR BUILDING
STRUCTURAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESILIENCE. NOW WE’RE GOING TO HEAR ABOUT SOME OF THE
PROGRAM BASICS FROM JESSIE HAN FORTHCOMB.>>HI.
I’M JESSIE HAN FORTHCOMB AND WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE NATIONAL DISASTER RESILIENCE
COMPETITION. WE HAVE LINKS ABOUT WHERE YOU CAN GET DETAILS
BUT THIS IS A BASIC GROUNDING FOR THIS WEBINAR. WE’RE RUNNING THE NATIONAL DISASTER RESILIENCE
COMPETITION WITH ABOUT A BILLION DOLLARS OF THE REMAINING FUNDING FROM A SUPPLEMENTAL
APPROPRIATION THAT WAS DESIGNED TO DEAL WITH THE MOST IMPACTED AND DISTRESSED AREAS WITH
UNMET RECOVERY NEEDS FROM 2011, 2012, AND 2013 IN WHICH ABOUT 2,000 OF THE 3,000 U.S.
COUNTIES EXPERIENCED MAJOR DISASTERS. WE GOT $15.2 BILLION.
AGAIN, THERE’S ABOUT A BILLION DOLLARS LEFT TO ALLOCATE.
ONE OF OUR GOALS IS TO FAIRLY ALLOCATE THE REMAINING DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDS.
WE’RE LOOKING FOR SCIENCEBASED AND FORWARDLOOKING RISK ANALYSIS TO ADDRESS RECOVERY, RESILIENCE
AND REVITALIZATION NEEDS. WE’RE TRYING TO GET COMMUNITIES TO� IN DOING
RECOVERY� NOT JUST PUT THINGS BACK THE WAY THEY WERE, BUT TO CONSIDER HOW TO POSITION
THEIR COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE FOR THE FUTURE THAT THEIR COMMUNITY IS GOING TO BE FACING
AND TO DO DATA ANALYSIS TO CONSIDER THAT. AND WE WANT TO LEAVE A LEGACY OF INSTITUTIONALIZING
INFORMATION, THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS APPROACH NOT JUST IN DISASTER RECOVERY, BUT THROUGHOUT
THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HAZARD MITIGATION WORLDS AND PRACTICE.
SO THE GOALS ARE STATED AND LAID OUT. THERE’S ABOUT SIX GOALS IN THE NOFA.
WE’RE ALSO TRYING TO PROVIDE RESOURCES THAT IMPROVE RESILIENCY AND THINKING RESILIENT
RECOVERY TO NOT JUST THREATS AND HAZARDS OF MAJOR DISASTERS, BUT ALSO TO ECONOMIC STRESSES
AND OTHER SHOCKS. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE STAKEHOLDERS ARE FULLY
INVOLVED, AND WE INCORPORATED A LOT OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SECTION 106 CONSULTATION
REQUIREMENTS IN PHASE ONE OF DEVELOPING THE COMPETITION NOFA.
WE’RE ALSO WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH THE PHILANTHROPIC COMMUNITY, PARTICULARLY THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION
AND OTHERS, TO LEVERAGE THEIR INVESTMENTS AND HELP COMMUNITIES MOVE FORWARD.
WE FEEL THAT WILL ALSO HELP WITH THE LEGACY ISSUE OF MAKING SURE THAT THIS PRACTICE CONTINUES
IN THE FUTURE. SO WE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT IT’S ALREADY ABOUT
A BILLION DOLLARS. IT’S $999,108,000.
BUT ROUND NUMBERS. THE LOWEST AWARD WOULD BE A MILLION DOLLARS.
THE HIGHEST AWARD THEE REGULARLY COULD BE AS HIGH AS 500 MILLION.
48 STATES ARE ELIGIBLE. THE TWO SPARED STATES YOU CAN SEE ON THE MAP
OR NEVADA AND SERVICE COORDINATOR. THEY DID NOT HAVE ANY DISASTERS IN THE ELIGIBLE
TIME PERIOD. THERE ARE 17 CITIES AND COUNTIES.
ALL OF THE CITIES AND COUNTIES ALREADY HAVE AN ALLOCATION FROM THIS APPROPRIATION AND,
THEREFORE, WE DEEMED THEM TO HAVE CAPACITY TO COMPETE.
SO ONLY ONE APPLICATION CAN COME FROM EACH ELIGIBLE STATE OR CITY OR COUNTY.
SO IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, AND WE’RE GIVING YOU THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THAT HERE ON
THIS SLIDE ON THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION HAS GOTTEN CONTACTS FOR ALL OF THE ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS
THAT PLAN TO PARTICIPATE, YOU NEED TO TALK TO THAT CONTACT PERSON OR GET TO THE ELIGIBLE
STATE OR CITY. BUT THEY CAN PUT MULTIPLE PROJECTS INTO AN
APPLICATION. AND AN APPLICANT, A STATE OR CITY OR COUNTY
CAN HAVE MULTIPLE PARTNERS. AND THE PARTNERS CAN INCLUDE INDIAN TRIBES.
THERE’S A LOT OF QUESTIONS REGARDING TRIBES, SOME OF WHICH HAVE BEEN ANSWERED IN THE FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS WHICH IS AVAILABLE ON THE HUD EXCHANGE WEBSITE AND WAS JUST UPDATED
JUST BEFORE WE BEGAN RECORDING THIS WEBINAR. AND THE OTHER LIMITATION IS THAT BECAUSE OF
WHAT THE LAW THAT GAVE US THE MONEY SAYS, THAT THESE FUNDS ARE FOR UNMET RECOVERY NEEDS
IN THE AREAS THAT WERE MOST IMPACTED AND DISTRESSED BY THE DISASTERS IN THAT TIME PERIOD, APPLICANTS
HAVE TO GET THROUGH WHAT WE’RE CALLING A THRESHOLD AND SHOW THAT THEY HAVE A MOST IMPACTED AND
DISTRESSED AREA WITH UNMET RECOVERY NEEDS BEFORE THEY CAN GET INTO THE COMPETITION.
BUT WE ENCOURAGING THEM TO CONSIDER EVEN LARGER AREAS GOING STATEWIDE OR MULTISTATE REGIONWIDE
IN CHANGING THEIR PRACTICE AND SHOWING US THEY’RE MAKING A LONGTERM COMMITMENT TO RESILIENCE.
AND AS I MENTIONED, WE HAVE A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION, AND THEY
HAVE A WEB PAGE OF DISCUSSING THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THE COMPETITION THERE.
IN THE MEMORANDUM AND UNDERSTANDING WITH HUD THROUGH PHASE ONE.
IT IS A TWOPHASE COMPETITION. PHASE ONE IS PRIMARILY A PLANNING OR FRAMING
PHASE. THE APPLICANTS HAVE TO ANALYZE AND FRAME THE
ISSUES THAT THEIR COMMUNITIES FACE AND WHAT THEIR COMMUNITIES’ DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES
ARE. FIND PARTNERS TO INCREASE THEIR CAPACITY AND
CONSULT WITH THEIR STAKEHOLDERS. THEN THEY HAVE TO COME UP WITH AN IDEA.
HUD IS LOOKING FOR COMPELLING IDEAS AND CONCEPTS TO FUND� TO HELP SET A NEW WATER MARK, AS
IT WERE, FOR RESILIENT RECOVERY PRACTICE. AND THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A LONGTERM
COMMITMENT THAT THEY CAN DO REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY’RE FUNDED.
A LONGTERM COMMITMENT TO INCREASING THEIR RESILIENCE.
THE PHASE ONE DEADLINE IS MARCH�16th, 2015. THAT’S WHEN THE APPLICATIONS HAVE TO BE IN
FOR THE ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS AT GRANDS.GOV. HUD WILL THEN REVIEW THE APPLICANTS AND THE
HIGH PHASE ONE SCORERS HUD WILL INVITE TO SUBMIT A PHASE TWO PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
PROPOSAL DRAWN OUT FROM THEIR PHASE ONE FRAMING. SO PHASE ONE FRAMING, AN IDEA COULD BE A 20
OR 30YEAR VISION, BUT THEY’RE GOING� WHEN THEY GO TO PHASE TWO, THEY’LL EXTRACT THE
CDBG NDR, NATIONAL DISASTER RESILIENCE CDBG ELIGIBLE PROJECT OUT OF THEIR CONCEPT.
AND THERE’S A RESERVE POOL AS WELL OF $30�MILLION FOR GRANTEES WHO ARE NOT SELECTED TO GO ON
TO PHASE TWO BUT HAVE DEMONSTRATED A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF UNMET RECOVERY NEED.
THAT FUNDING WILL BE ALLOCATED BY HUD POSSIBLY AFTER PHASE ONE, POSSIBLY AFTER PHASE TWO,
POSSIBLY BOTH. IT’S NOT REALLY CLEAR EXACTLY WHEN UNDER A
SEPARATE NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY. THERE’S A LIST OF INELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES THAT
YOU CAN READ FOR YOURSELVES. IT’S MOSTLY DIFFERENTIATING THIS FUNDING.
WE’RE LOOKING FOR LONGTERM CHANGES. WE DON’T WANT TO DO TEMPORARY THINGS OR CONTINGENT
THINGS OR THINGS YOU WERE GOING TO DO OTHERWISE. OBVIOUSLY YOU DON’T GET TO BE IN NONCOMPLIANCE
WITH FAIR HOUSING AND CIVIL RIGHTS WITH OUR FUNDING.
THIS IS A TABLE THAT’S REPEATED IN SEVERAL OF THE OTHER WEBINARS SHOWING WHAT THE POINTS
ARE FOR PHASE ONE AND FOR WHAT THE MINIMUM POINTS ARE.
IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, THERE WILL BE LINKS AND EMAIL ADDRESS YOU CAN SEND QUESTIONS
TO ABOUT A NOFA ITSELF. BUT NOW WE’RE GOING TO MOVE BACK TO NANCY
AND DISCUSSION OF WHAT WE CAME HERE FOR.>>SO I JUST WANTED TO TALK FOR A MOMENT ABOUT
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW BECAUSE IT’S A QUESTION THAT COMES UP AMONG PRESERVATIONISTS.
LIKE ALL FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROJECTS, THESE NDRC PROJECTS WILL UNDERGO AN ENVIRONMENTAL
REVIEW INCLUDING A 106�REVIEW. IF YOU HAVE A REVIEW ROLE AS A STATE HISTORIC
PRESERVATION OFFICER OR A TRIBAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER OR YOU’RE A LIKELY CONSULTING
PARTY IN A SECTION 106�REVIEW, WE CERTAINLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO PARTICIPATE EARLY ON IN CONSULTATION.
AS JESSIE SAID, WE’RE LOOKING TO INCLUDE AS MUCH OF THAT KIND OF ANALYSIS AND CONSULTATION
UP FRONT IN THE PHASE ONE PHASE AS POSSIBLE. OF COURSE EVERY NDRC PROJECT THAT IS AWARDED
IN PHASE TWO WILL HAVE A SECTION 106�REVIEW. WE WANTED TO JUST POINT OUT SOMETHING, THE
LAST POINT HERE. THERE ARE PROGRAM ALTERNATIVES IN SECTION
106�THAT CAN HELP EXPEDITE DELIVERY OF RECOVERY ASSISTANCE AFTER A DISASTER.
TOOLS LIKE PROGRAM ATTIC AGREEMENTS CAN SIMPLIFY AND EXPEDITE SECTION 106�REVIEWS OF FEDERALLY
FUNDED DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY PROJECTS, AND HUD HAS COLLABORATED WITH FEMA TO CREATE
A UNIFIED APPROACH TO REVIEW THAT APPLIES TO CDBG DR PROJECTS INCLUDING THESE NDRC PROJECTS.
AND IT INVOLVES HAVING A FEMA P.A. AND A HUD ADDENDUM TO THAT FEMA P.A. IN PLACE BEFORE
A DISASTER CONTRIBUTES TO RESILIENCE. IT’S ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA.
WE’VE PUT ASHLEY’S EMAIL UP HERE ON THE SCREEN IN CASE YOU WANTED TO PURSUE THAT FURTHER.
ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS ABOUT PREPARING FOR DISASTER, OBVIOUSLY IS MAKING SURE THAT YOU
HAVE SOME SENSE OF WHAT IT IS THAT YOU HAVE AND INCLUDING IDENTIFICATION OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES
THROUGH INVENTORIES OR SURVEYS IS A GOOD STEP. INCLUDING LESS OBVIOUS HISTORIC RESOURCES
LIKE BRIDGES, DAMS AND SHIPWRECKS AND OTHER UNDERWATER RESOURCES.
YOU SEE ON THE RIGHT HERE A DISPLAY OF NEW�JERSEY’S GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM AND HOW THEY
INCORPORATED AN HISTORIC DATA LAYER THAT INCLUDES INFORMATION ABOUT HISTORIC PROPERTIES, IS
ABLE TO SHOW OUTLINES OF HISTORIC AREAS, ARCHEOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE AREAS AND THEN ONCE INFORMATION
IS INCLUDED IN THE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS, GIS SYSTEM LIKE THAT, IT CAN BE CONSIDERED
AS HISTORIC RESOURCES CAN BE CONSIDERED AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF COMMUNITY PLANNING.
SUCH READILY AVAILABLE DATA FACILITATES SHORTTERM RESPONSE AND LONGTERM PLANNING.
SO IT’S A GOOD IDEA. OBVIOUSLY THERE’S AN OBVIOUS ADVANTAGE TO
HAVING A SURVEY IN PLACE BEFORE THE DISASTER. GOING TO HAND THIS OFF NOW TO JENNIFER.>>HI.
I’M JEN WELLOCK. I WORK FOR A NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.
ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE OVER 400 UNITS THAT HAVE A TON OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES WITHIN THEM.
MANY OF THEM AT RISK ALONG THE SHORELINES. WE ALSO HAVE MORE THAN WE CAN HANDLE IN TERMS
OF OUR HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDING. WE GIVE GRANTS TO STATES AND TRIBES.
IN THAT WAY WE WORK WITH OUR PARTNERS IN THE PRESERVATION WORLD TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY’RE
ACCESSING INFORMATION AND MAKING SURE THEY REALIZE WHEN THEY’RE PUTTING SOMETHING ON
THE NATIONAL REGISTER. THEY’RE CREATING A RISK SURVEY.
ONE OF THE THINGS WE’VE BEEN TRYING TO DO IS TALK TO STATES AND TRIBES ABOUT GETTING
THERE EARLY. WE REALLY WANT TO ENHANCE THE PROCESS TO MAKE
SURE THE INVENTORY WE COLLECT ISN’T JUST ABOUT THE STYLE AND THE TYPE OF BUILDING, BUT ALSO
ABOUT WHERE WE MIGHT HAVE THE HIGHEST POTENTIAL FOR SEA LEVEL RISE, WHERE WE MIGHT SEE WILDFIRES.
THIS IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO DO IN ADVANCE. YOU CAN’T CHANGE PEOPLE’S MINDS ABOUT HOW
IMPORTANT A BUILDING IS IN YOUR DOWNTOWN IF YOU DON’T GET OUT THERE FIRST TO ASSESS WHAT
YOU HAVE. YOU NEED A BENCHMARK.
AND THIS IS WHY YOU HAVE TO BE FAST. THIS IS PHIL CAMPBELL IN ALABAMA AFTER THE
TORNADOES. THEY HAD SEVERE DAMAGE.
THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD SOME TIME TO LOOK AROUND AND ASSESS WHAT WAS GOING ON, BUT WITHIN A
WEEK THEY LOST THE ENTIRE DOWNTOWN EXCEPT FOR ONE BANK BUILDING.
THE PROPERTY OWNERS HERE HAD THE RIGHT TO DO THIS.
THIS IS THEIR PRIVATE PROPERTY, BUT IT’S SOMETHING THAT WILL HARD TO RECREATE AND WILL BE HARD
TO EXPLAIN WHAT WAS ONCE THERE. WE’RE TRYING TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE WORK QUICKER
AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY HAVE. ONE OF THE WAYS YOU CAN DO THIS, THERE’S A
FEMA TOOL CALLED HAZIS. THAT GIVES YOU POTENTIAL LOSS ESTIMATES.
THE WAY YOU REALLY FIGURE OUT WHAT YOUR HAZARD IS YOU FIND OUT THE COST.
IT’S MORE THAN FINANCIAL. WE KNOW IT HAS AN ECONOMIC BENEFIT BUT THERE
MAY BE AN�INTRINSIC COST OF LOSS TO OUR CULTURE.
THE HARD THING HERE IS TO TRY TO ESTIMATE THE POTENTIAL FROM THE NATURAL DISASTER TO
YOUR COMMUNITY. ONE OF THE HARDER PARTS IS TO TRY TO GET THE
COMMUNITY BUYIN. THIS IS A WAY TO SHOW THE COMMUNITY WHAT YOU
HAVE. THERE ARE MANY WAYS AND MANY RISKS OUT THERE.
I’M GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT FLOODING. THERE’S SIX WAYS THAT WE CAN PROTECT FROM
FLOODING. THERE’S ELEVATION WHICH IS RISING OUT OF THE
WATER. PROBABLY THE ONE THE MOST PEOPLE KNOW.
YOU CAN RELOCATE, YOU CAN MOVE. YOU CAN SAY WELL, IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THIS
IS GOING TO GET ANY BETTER AND TIME TO GO AND TAKE THE BUYOUT IF YOU’RE BEING OFFERED
ONE FROM FEMA. YOU MIGHT THINK OF ADDING INFRASTRUCTURE TO
YOUR PROPERTY. PERHAPS YOU WANT TO ADD A BERM OR DO MORE
INTERNAL CHANGES LIKE MOVING THINGS AROUND. THERE’D DRY FLOOD PROOFING AND WED FLOOD PROOFING.
THESE ARE SOME IMAGES FROM HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND GRANTS THAT WERE TAKEN OUT OF A SPECIAL
APPROPRIATION AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA. WE HAVE ADDITIONALLY GOTTEN SOME FROM THE
HURRICANE SANDY GRANT. AND THESE WERE IN THE AFFECTED REGIONS THAT
WERE HIT BY THE STORM PRESERVATION GRANTS. JUST TO REALIZE THAT HISTORICALLY WE’VE BEEN
DEALING WITH THE SAME ISSUE. IT’S NOT A NEW PROBLEM.
THIS IS THE SANDS HOUSE IN ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND WHICH IS RELATIVELY CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN TIDAL
FLOODING. IT WENT UP 18�INCHES HISTORICALLY.
IT SEEMS TO BE DOING PRETTY WELL OUTSIDE OF IT.
IT PROBABLY SHOULD COME UP A LITTLE MORE WITH POTENTIAL SEA RISE.
WE HAVE A DIFFERENT RESPONSE WE SEEM TO SEE IN THE MODERN WORLD.
TODAY’S HOMEOWNERS SEEM TO RESPOND IN A MORE DRASTIC WAY BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO BE
HIT AGAIN. UNLESS YOU’VE GONE THROUGH IT, IT’S VERY DEVASTATING
TO HAVE A FLOOD AND YOU DON’T WANT IT TO HAPPEN AGAIN.
BUT YOU’RE ALSO DEALING WITH INSURANCE ISSUES FOR MAKING YOU HIGHER THAN THE RECOMMENDED
FLOOD PLAIN. THIS MAY BE A FACTOR OF FEAR OF INSURANCE.
HOW WE DO IT AND HOW WE DO IT IN OUR COMMUNITIES IS ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANT TO LOOK AT.
WE TALKED ABOUT ADDING INFRASTRUCTURE. AGAIN, NOT A NEW IDEA.
WE HAVE EXAMPLES BELOW OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF EMBANKMENTS AND SEAWALLS.
THERE’S THE ROMAN 1st CENTURY SEAWALL. THE PROJECT ON THE LEFT, IT LOOKS LIKE A SEASHORE.
THAT’S IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. THAT’S A 1623 SEAWALL, IT’S STILL THERE ARCHEOLOGICALLY.
ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT WITH THE TREES, THAT’S ARCADIA NATIONAL PARK.
THAT’S A NATURAL SEAWALL, SOME GLACIAL RESPONSE. WHEN PEOPLE COME IN AFTER A DISASTER, HAS
AN HISTORIC EXAMPLE. GALVESTON HAD THE TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE HURRICANES
IN 1900. BY 1903, THEY HAD COME UP WITH A PLAN TO BUILD
A THREEMILE LONG CEMENT SEAWALL AND THEY ALSO RAISED THE ENTIRE CITY A FULL 12�FEET.
SO YOU HAVE A TREMENDOUS CHANGE THAT WENT ON WITH GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION TO CHANGE
THE CITY. BUT HERE ARE SOME HISTORIC EXAMPLES THAT I
FIND FASCINATING. HERE IS A DRAINAGE ISSUE.
THIS IS IN ISTANBUL. THIS IS THE CISTERN CALLED THE BASILICA.
THAT’S FROM THE 6th CENTURY. SO YOU CAN MAKE EVEN A CATCH BASIN BEAUTIFUL
IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT. ON THE RIGHT IS THE DRAINAGE CANAL FROM WEST
BENGAL, WEST INDIA. YOU CAN THINK OF THEM AS NEW TYPES OF WATERWAYS
IN YOUR DOWNTOWN. THERE IS DRY FLOOD PROOFING WHICH IS KEEPING
THE WATER OUT WHEN IT’S RISING. YOU CAN SEE HERE SOME GATES THAT PEOPLE PUT
IN AS THE FLOODWATERS ARE RISING. THIS IS A SMALL INTERVENTION THAT COULD BE
DONE WITH A COMMUNITYWIDE APPROACH. NEED TO MAP OUT SORT OF WHERE THE RISK IS.
HERE IS A DRY FLOOD PROOFING ON A LARGER SCALE. THIS IS HERE IN DC, THIS IS GEORGETOWN.
YOU SEE THE LIGHT STANCHIONS ARE ACTUALLY FLOOD WALL PROTECTION.
IT’S THEN DESIGNED IN TO SORT OF BLEND AWAY. THEN WHEN THE WATERS OF THE POTOMAC RISE,
YOU CAN SEE THEY PULLED UP THE INTERSECTION AND RAISED THE FLOOD WALL.
SO YOU CAN HAVE A DESIGN HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL ECONOMIC AREA, BUT ALSO ONE THAT’S PROTECTING
AGAINST A KNOWN RISK. WET FLOOD PROOFING IS HARD TO GET YOUR BRAIN
AROUND SOMETIMES. IT’S SAYING, OKAY, LET THE WATER IN.
I’M OKAY WITH IT. IN THIS CASE, THIS IS AN INTERIOR THAT HAS
BRICK. THIS IS AN HISTORIC BUILDING IN NEW�ORLEANS
THAT THEY WERE TYPICALLY FLOODED. SO THEY WENT AHEAD AND HARDSCAPED THE ENTIRE
INTERIOR SO THEY COULD HOSE IT OUT. THESE ARE ALL SOME RECOMMENDED MATERIALS THAT
ONE WOULD USE, DECAY RESISTANT LUMBER. THIS IS THE HOUSE ON THE OUTSIDE.
YOU WOULDN’T THINK IT WAS LIKE THAT ON THE INSIDE.
IT’S A STEAMBOAT HOUSE. YOU WANT TO FILL IN BASEMENT VOIDS, LOCATE
SYSTEMS ABOVE. WE KNOW THIS, BUT SOMETIMES IT’S HARD TO GET
OUR BRAIN AROUND AS A COMMUNITY. HOW CAN WE GO AHEAD AND DO THIS TOGETHER IN
MAKING SURE THAT, YOU KNOW, ALL OF US HAVE AUTOMATIC SHUTOFF SYSTEMS FOR OUR WATER?
IT’S A SIMPLE THING, BUT WHEN THE WATERS RISE, SO DOES EVERYBODY’S WATER INSIDE THEIR HOME.
AND STORAGE TANKS FLOATING DOWN THE RIVER BECOME A BOMB THAT CAN GO OFF FOR SOMEONE
ELSE. YOU REALLY NEED TO THINK AS A COMMUNITY AS
A WHOLE WHEN YOU’RE THINKING OF WET AND DRY FLOOD PROOFING TECHNIQUES.
THIS IS ONE OF THE IDEAS ABOUT MOVING RELOCATION. THIS TENDS TO HAPPEN WITH THE GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION.
SO LIKE IN THIS CASE, THIS IS A 1942TDA PROJECT IN THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY WHERE THEY
RAISED THE ENTIRE AREA TO CREATE A DAM. THEY HAD TO STOP DURING THE WAR.
THEN THEY CAME BACK AND FINISHED. IT DOES HELP TO DO THINGS ON A GRAND SCALE
SOMETIMES BECAUSE YOU CAN HAVE ONE DESIGN VISION.
AND THEN, YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF HOW A BUILDING CAN RETAIN ITS HISTORIC INTEGRITY WHEN YOU’RE
DOING THINGS LIKE ELEVATING IT OUT OF THE FLOODPLAIN, IT’S VERY DIFFICULT, BUT THERE
ARE WAYS TO GO ABOUT IT. HERE ARE SOME IDEAS ABOUT HOW TO MINIMIZE
THE HEIGHT OR HOW TO DEAL WITH GRADING. VERY DIFFERENT ENTRY TREATMENTS.
YOU HAVE TO MAINTAIN YOUR HISTORIC INTEGRITY AND THAT CAN BE VERY HARD, BUT IT’S WORTH
DOING PRIMARILY BECAUSE, IF YOU LOOK HERE, SOMETIMES THEY NEED TO WORK TOGETHER IF THEY’RE
IN AN HISTORIC DISTRICT. IF ONE HOUSE IS GOING TO DO SOMETHING DRASTICALLY
DIFFERENT THAN THE OTHERS, YOU MIGHT CHANGE THE ENTIRE INTEGRITY OF THE DISTRICT.
HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF HISTORIC ELEVATIONS. WE HAVE ONE IN COASTAL MISSISSIPPI ON THE
RIGHT WHERE HISTORICALLY THEY RAISED THE WHOLE HOUSE AND THIS IS STILL GOING ON OF COURSE.
THERE ARE SOME GUIDANCE OUT THERE BUT THERE COULD BE A LOT MORE.
WE AT THE PARK SERVICE HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES, PARTICULARLY AFTER
SANDY AND OTHER EVENTS. THIS WAS AFTER KATRINA.
YOU KNOW, HOW DOES IT WORK IN YOUR TOWN? HOW IS IT GOING TO WORK FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
IF YOU’RE GOING TO RAISE A BUILDING UP? WHAT KIND OF BUILDINGS DO YOU HAVE?
AGAIN, GO BACK TO THE INVENTORY FIRST AND THEN MAYBE PREFER AN ALTERNATIVE.
OH, I DID WANT TO PUT THIS IN. PART OF THE RISK ANALYSIS IS ALSO THINKING
ABOUT WHERE THINGS SHOULD GO IN A DISASTER. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS.
A LOT OF DEBRIS, A LOT OF DAMAGE, MATERIALS GET THROWN OUT.
WHERE YOU’RE GOING TO PUT THESE GIANT DEBRIS PILES IS IMPORTANT.
THIS COULD BE AN HISTORIC ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE. I ALWAYS SAY IT’S BEST TO PUT IT ON THE BALLFIELD
WHICH IS ALREADY BLANK. NOBODY IS GOING TO PLAY BALL WHEN THERE’S
A DISASTER. YOU MIGHT THINK OF BEACH PARKING LOTS AND
AREAS LARGE ENOUGH. OF COURSE YOU WANT TO WORK WITH YOUR LOCAL
COMMUNITY TO FIND WAYS THIS IS IN YOUR LOCAL ORDINANCE AND THINGS LIKE THAT.
OH, LASTLY, PROTECTION FROM WILDFIRES. WE KNOW A LOT OF OUR OUT WEST DISASTERS ARE
LINKED TO FIRE DAMAGE. AT THE PARK SERVICE, OF COURSE THESE ARE OUR
LODGES AND THEY DO HAVE A LOT OF POTENTIAL LOSS.
THIS MIGHT BE THE ONLY TOURIST BUILDING MILES AROUND AND A HUGE ECONOMIC GENERATOR FOR THE
COMMUNITY. SO ONE OF THE TECHNIQUES THAT WE HAVE IS IF
IT’S AN HISTORIC BUILDING, WE’LL WRAP IT. I JUST PUT THIS IN HERE TO MAKE YOU THINK.
WHO WOULD THINK YOU COULD WRAP A BUILDING TO KEEP A FIRE AWAY, BUT YOU CAN.
YOU HAVE TO HAVE SORT OF AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT DISASTER.
I’M GOING TO HAND IT OVER TO ASHLEY TO TALK ABOUT WIND.>>HI.
I’M ASHLEY BECHTEL AND I’M A HUD ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST.
I’D LIKE TO TALK A LITTLE BIT TODAY ABOUT EXTREME WIND EVENTS AND HOW THIS HISTORIC
PREVENTION CAN BE FACTORED INTO YOUR COMMUNITY DISASTER PLAN.
SINCE 1953, HURRICANES, TORNADOS HAVE CAUSED AN AVERAGE OF 59% OF ALL CATASTROPHIC LOSSES.
THE DEATH AND DESTRUCTION ASSOCIATED WITH THESE TYPES OF DISASTERS ARE HUGE.
THIS MAP ILLUSTRATES TORNADO ACTIVITY IN THE U.S. FROM 1950 TO 2000.
THE DARKER SHADER BLUE, THE STRONGER THE EVENT. AS YOU CAN TELL, THESE EVENTS ARE NOT CONFINED
TO TORNADO ALLEY. THEY HAPPEN OVER A LARGE PORTION OF THE U.S.
AND ARE UNAFFECTED BY MOUNTAIN RIDGES, RIVERS, VALLEYS AND BLUFFS.
EVEN IF YOUR STATE ISN’T KNOW KNOWN TO HAVE MUCH TORNADO ACTIVITY, IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE
A PLAN IN PLACE. SO WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PLAN FOR AN EXTREME
WIND EVENT? FIRST AND FOREMOST, THERE NEEDS TO BE A WARNING
SYSTEM IN PLACE TO NOTIFY PEOPLE. WHILE TV AND RADIO ARE GOOD WAYS TO BROADCAST
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS, A TORNADO SIREN MAY BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE FOR A FASTAPPROACHING
STORM. EDUCATING THE COMMUNITY IS ALSO IMPORTANT.
PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS WHEN THESE SIRENS GO OFF.
SOMEONE WHO MAY HAVE NEWS OF THE AREA MAY NOT KNOW WHERE TO GO OR WHAT TO DO.
BEST WAY TO REACH PEOPLE ARE PUBLIC MEETINGS, MASS MAILINGS, FLYERS AND NEWS BROADCASTS.
SO WHAT IF THERE ARE TOURISTS OR PEOPLE VISITING YOUR COMMUNITY?
IT’S IMPORTANT THAT HOTELS AND LOCAL TOURIST ATTRACTIONS WOULD ALSO HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE
TO DIRECT VISITORS SO THEIR SAFETY IS ALSO TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.
SIGNAGE CAN ALSO HELP WITH THIS AND IT NEEDS TO BE CLEAR AND DIRECTING PEOPLE TO STORM
SHELTERS OR SAFETY IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY. ALSO HURRICANE SHUTTERS AND SAFE ROOMS ARE
OTHERS WAYS TO PROTECT FROM STRONG WIND EVENTS. MOST STRUCTURES ARE NOT BUILT TO BUILDING
CODE HIGH ENOUGH FOR NECESSARY PROTECTION DURING A WIND EVENT.
WHILE HURRICANE WINDS PREPARATIONS ARE WITH ADVANCED WARNING AND A TORNADO ARRIVES WITH
NO NOTICE, SAFE ROOMS ARE A VIABLE OPTION TO PROTECT FAMILIES.
WHAT IS A SAFE ROOM? SAFE ROOMS ARE DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED BASED
ON METEOROLOGICAL RECORDS AND EXTENT OF INVESTIGATIONS OF DAMAGE FROM EXTREME WIND EVENTS.
THEY PROVIDE NEAR ABSOLUTE SAFETY AND ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS.
THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF SAFE ROOMS� RESIDENTIAL AND COMMUNITY.
RESIDENTIAL SAFE ROOMS CAN BE SMALL RESIDENTIAL ROOMS THAT ARE RETROFITTED TO THE INTERIOR
OF A BUILDING, SOMETHING LIKE A BATHROOM WITH HARDENED WALLS OR A CLOSET.
THEY CAN BE AN EXTRADITION OR STANDALONE STRUCTURE. THIS IS A PHOTO OF UNDERGROUND SAFE ROOM FROM
A TORNADO THAT DESTROYED OVER 2,000 HOMES AND KILLED 24 PEOPLE.
SO HERE ARE A FEW MORE EXAMPLES OF RESIDENTIAL SAFE ROOMS.
THAT’S AN OLD FEMA COWORKER HOLDING A DOOR OPEN TO A SAFE ROOM AFTER THE TORNADO.
AS YOU CAN TELL FROM THE PHOTOGRAPH, THIS SAFE ROOM IS ENTIRELY INTACT WHILE SURROUNDED
BY COMPLETE DESTRUCTION. A SAFE ROOM SHOULD BE CONSTRUCTED OR RETROFITTED
TO BE STRUCTURALLY INDEPENDENT OF ANY BUILDING THAT SURROUNDS IT.
AND THE SECOND PHOTO IS AN INTERIOR EXAMPLE WHERE A SAFE ROOM WAS CONSTRUCTED INTO THE
FOUNDATION OF THE HOUSE DURING ITS ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION.
THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO SUCCESSFULLY DISGUISE A SAFE ROOM WHILE MAKING IT INCREDIBLY ACCESSIBLE
TO ITS USERS. THIS TECHNIQUE CAN BE RETROFITTED TO PROPERTIES
AFTER THEY’RE ALREADY DESTRUCTED, ALTHOUGH THAT’S MUCH HARDER TO DO BUT IT IS POSSIBLE.
THE LAST PHOTO IS A MORE WHIMSICAL DESIGN, A BIT OVER THE TOP BUT IT SHOWS HOW THERE
ARE CREATIVE SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE IF YOU WANT A SAFE ROOM IN YOUR BACKYARD.
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO LOOK LIKE A CONCRETE POD. SO THERE ARE ALSO COMMUNITY SAFE ROOMS AND
THEY’RE DESIGNED TO PROTECT A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE FROM A NATURAL HAZARD EVENT.
THEY’RE USUALLY LOCATED NEAR OR WITHIN NEIGHBORHOODS, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS AND OTHER CRITICAL FACILITIES.
IF A PUBLIC BUILDING HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A COMMUNITY SAFE ROOM, PEOPLE WHO LIVE OR
WORK IN THE SURROUNDING AREA MAY EXPECT IT TO BE OPEN DURING AN EVENT.
THIS MIGHT NOT ALWAYS BE THE CASE. SO CERTAIN FACILITIES SUCH AS SCHOOLS AND
COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS MAY NOT BE ACCESSIBLE AT NIGHT.
SO THESE SAFE ROOM OWNERS SHOULD MAKE THIS CLEAR TO POTENTIAL USERS.
THIS IS A PHOTO OF A REST AREA ALONG MAJOR INTERSTATE I40 IN TEXAS WHICH IS PART OF TORNADO
ALLEY. THE TEXAS D.O.T. HAS UPDATED THE REST AREA
TO PROVIDE MORE SERVICES, INCLUDING OPERATING AS TORNADO SHELTERS FOR TEXAS TRAVELERS.
IF YOU NOTICE, THIS ONE IS UNDERGROUND AND IT HAS AN INTERESTING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
THAT’S REALLY HARD TO MISS. THIS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF USING A SAFE ROOM
FOR DUAL PURPOSES AND HOW IT CAN ALSO PROTECT TRAVELERS.
SAFE ROOMS ARE EXCEPTIONALLY SIGHT SPECIFIC FACILITIES.
THEY MUST BE LOCATED IN CLOSERS PROXIMITY TO THEIR POTENTIAL USERS.
THEY SHOULD ALSO BE LOCATED AWAY FROM LARGE OBJECTS AND MULTISTORY BUILDINGS THAT MAY
TOPPLE DURING AN EVENT. THERE ARE ALSO ENVIRONMENTAL AND HISTORIC
PRESERVATION FACTORS THAT CAN PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE SITE SELECTION.
THESE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED FROM THE VERY START OF THE PROCESS.
SAFE ROOMS SHOULD BE LOCATED OUT OF AREAS KNOWN TO BE FLOOD PRONE INCLUDING AREAS WITHIN
A 500YEAR FLOOD PLAIN AND ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO STORM SURGE.
THE LAST THING YOU WOULD WANT IS TO BE IN A SAFE ROOM THAT IS BEGINNING TO FLOOD.
CHECK THE FEMA MAP FLOOD LINE TO SEE WHAT AREA IT’S IN.
PLACE IT TO NEAR HISTORIC PROPERTIES SHOULD ALSO BE SENSITIVE.
THERE COULD BE AREAS NEARBY THAT ARE AFFECTED BY GROUND MOVEMENT.
IF POSSIBLE, YOU CAN PLACE SAFE ROOMS IN THE BACKYARD OF A PROPERTY AWAY FROM A MAIN ROOM�
A MAIN ROAD. YOU CAN ALSO BUILD A PRIVACY FENCE AROUND
THE STRUCTURE OR EVEN ENCLOSE IT INSIDE A SMALL SHED.
WHEN POSSIBLE, TRIED INSTALLING IT PARTIALLY BELOW GRADE TO REDUCE VISUAL PROMINENCE EVEN
MORE. AS YOU CAN SEE, THEY BUILT A STONEWALL AROUND
THEIR SAFE ROOM AND MADE IT A FLOWER BED. THERE ARE MANY OPTIONS YOU CAN MAKE A SAFE
ROOM FOR COMPATIBLE WITH ITS SURROUNDINGS. IN ADDITION TO SAFE ROOMS, HURRICANE SHUTTERS
ARE A GREAT WAY TO PROTECT YOUR BUILDING DURING A STRONG WIND EVENT.
THESE ARE GREAT TO PREVENT DAMAGE. HISTORICALLY EXTERIOR WOOD SHUTTERS WERE NOT
ONLY ESTHETICALLY PLEASING BUT USED FOR SECURITY AND ADDED EXTRA INSULATION DURING THE WINTER
AND PROVIDED SHADE DURING THE SUMMERTIME. THIS IS A COUPLE OF HOUSES HERE IN NEW�ORLEANS
THAT HISTORICALLY HAD SHUTTERS TO PROTECT THEM.
AS YOU CAN TELL, THEY ADD A NICE ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL TO THE BUILDING WHILE SERVING A VERY
IMPORTANT PURPOSE. TIEDOWNS ARE ALSO A VERY INEXPENSIVE OPTION
AND A SECURE WAY TO SECURE THE FRAME OF A HOUSE SO THE ROOF DOES NOT BLOW OFF DURING
AN EVENT. THEY CAN BE PLACED DISCRETELY ALONG THE RAFTERS
AND ARE NOT SEEN FROM THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING MAKING THEM A USEFUL DEVICE FOR HISTORICAL
STRUCTURES. AND BRIEFLY, I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT A
FEW THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOUR BUILDING FROM EARTHQUAKES.
THE SEISMIC STRENGTH WITHIN BUILDINGS IS ACHIEVED THROUGH REINFORCEMENT OF STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS.
SUCH REINFORCEMENT CAN INCLUDE SOME ANCHORED TIES, REINFORCED MORTGAGOR JOINTS, BRACED
FRAMES, BOND BEAMS, MOLD RESISTANT FRAMES, SHEER WALLS AND HORIZONTAL DIAPHRAGMS.
MOST HISTORIC BUILDINGS CAN USE THESE STANDARD TRADITIONAL METHODS TO STRENGTHEN SUCCESSFULLY
IF PROPERLY DESIGNED TO PERFORM TO THE HISTORICAL CHARACTER OF THE BUILDING.
SHOWN HERE IN A TOP PHOTO IS INTERIOR DIAGONAL FRAME WHICH WILL DAMPEN AND TRANSFER SEISMIC
LOADS IN A DESIGNED PATH FROM THE FOUNDATION TO THE ROOF.
IN THIS INSTANCE, THE FRAME WAS PLACED BACK FROM THE EXTERIOR GLASS WALL OF THE HISTORIC
BUILDING SO IT WAS NOT VISIBLE FROM THE OUTSIDE. THIS IS A SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLE OF HOW THESE
UPGRADES CAN FIT IN WITH THE HISTORIC CHARACTER OF A BUILDING.
IT IS TYPICAL DURING AN EARTHQUAKE FOR WOOD FRAME HOUSES TO SLIDE OFF THEIR FOUNDATION.
YOU CAN SEE IN THIS DIAGRAM, THAT THE ANCHOR BOLTS CAN BE PLACED IN THE WALL JOISTS TO
REINFORCE THEIR STRENGTH TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING.
IN THE BOTTOM PHOTOGRAPH, THIS SEISMIC UPGRADE OF A FORMER RAILROAD CAR FACILITY IN SPOKANE,
WASHINGTON INCLUDED HORIZONTAL STRAPPING. THIS ACTUALLY RECEIVED THE HISTORIC TAX CREDITS.
THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE HAS ALSO ISSUED A PRESERVATION BRIEF ON THE SEISMIC RETROFITS
OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS WHICH HAS BEEN EXCELLENT RESOURCES AND THIS CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AND
AT THEIR WEBSITE. SO IN SUMMARY, WHILE THERE ARE MANY THINGS
YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOUR HISTORIC STRUCTURE FROM THE DAMAGES OF A DISASTER, OVERALL THE
MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT PEOPLE OF THE COMMUNITY ARE PROTECTED BECAUSE WITHOUT THE
PEOPLE YOU CAN’T HAVE A COMMUNITY. SO WITH THAT, I’D LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO
NANCY.>>THANKS, ASHLEY.
AS HAS BEEN MENTIONED SEVERAL TIMES, THERE ARE SOME VERY RICH RESOURCES THAT YOU CAN
TURN TO FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM. FIRST UP IS THE NATIONAL DISASTER RESILIENCE
COMPETITION WEB PAGE SHOWN HERE. ON THAT WEB PAGE, YOU’LL FIND A WHOLE ARRAY
OF WEBINARS, LIKE THIS ONE, THAT YOU CAN REVIEW WHEN YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR INTEREST AND GET
A LOT MORE INFORMATION. AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, THE SECRETARY OF INTERIOR
STANDARDS ARE A TERRIFIC RESOURCE PUT OUT BY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE WITH LOTS OF
GUIDANCE ON HOW TO TREAT HISTORIC BUILDINGS AS YOU ADAPT THEM.
AND WE WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOLLOWING THIS WEBINAR, PLEASE FEEL
FREE TO SUBMIT THEM TO RESILIENT [email protected] THIS IS NOT A BLACK HOLE.
THIS IS A WEBSITE AND AN EMAIL ADDRESS WITH A REAL PERSON, JESSIE, ON THE OTHER END WHO
WILL ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS QUICKLY AND THOROUGHLY. WE ENCOURAGE YOU, IF YOU HAVE OUTSTANDING
QUESTIONS, TO PLEASE� ABOUT THE PROGRAM, PLEASE USE THAT WEBSITE.
IF YOU ARE ALREADY PART OF THE RESILIENCE DISCUSSION, THAT’S GREAT.
IF NOT, WE HOPE THAT YOU MAY USE THE NDRC AS A MEANS TO GET INVOLVED AND SHARE YOUR
IDEAS ON HOW HISTORIC PRESERVATION CAN BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF RESILIENCE EFFORTS IN
YOUR STATE. AND WE HOPE THAT THIS WEBINAR HAS INSPIRED
YOU TO KEEP THINKING AND ACTING TO PROMOTE RESILIENCE OF THE HISTORIC PLACES IN YOUR
COMMUNITY IN PHASE ONE OF THE COMPETITION. IN PHASE TWO, IF YOUR STATE IS SELECTED, AND
TO BEYOND IN THE FUTURE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ATTENTION.
SEND YOUR QUESTIONS TO [email protected] AND WE WISH YOU GOOD LUCK.
THANK YOU.

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