NY Currents Clip: Advancing Local Hazard Resiliency (September 2019)


Advancing Local Hazard Resiliency As the global average temperature rises, local communities experience localized weather pattern shifts. This means more days with temperatures above 90 degrees F, extreme precipitation, and severe storms. New York communities often lack technical expertise or capacity to improve resiliency. New York Sea Grant and partners provided a resiliency training workshop to municipal staff and managers on community resilience, floodplain management and green infrastructure best practices. Workshop sessions covered the “State of the Shoreline,” information about the National Flood Insurance Program, post-disaster response and more. Resilient communities are better able to sustain vital services, healthy ecosystems and economic vitality, making them less susceptible to future hazardous events and more attractive to businesses and residents alike.

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