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Hurricane Season 2020 and Adaptation Lessons Learned

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This hurricane season has been extraordinarily active with 30 named storms, including 13 hurricanes. Despite the unique challenges the COVID-19 pandemic added to response efforts, 2020 is just the latest in a handful of recent, record-setting seasons. Climate change has been increasing Atlantic hurricane activity for years, producing storms that are collectively stronger, wetter, and slower-moving over populated coastlines. To bring down costs, speed up recovery efforts, and ultimately improve the lives of those impacted by natural disasters, we must be smarter about how communities plan and rebuild. Join BPC as we look back at the 2020 hurricane season and assess lessons learned to make us more prepared for a stormy future.

Featured Participants

Keynote speech by:

Eric Letvin
FEMA Deputy Assistant Administrator, Mitigation

Panel discussion with:

Jeff Byard
Vice President of Government Relations and Emergency Management, Team Rubicon; Former Associate Administrator, FEMA

Yvette Chen
Planning and Policy Analyst, Fair Share Housing Center

Pamela Williams
Executive Director, BuildStrong Coalition


Melissa Roberts
Founder and Executive Director, American Flood Coalition

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