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.
Keynote speech by:
FEMA Deputy Assistant Administrator, Mitigation
Panel discussion with:
Vice President of Government Relations and Emergency Management, Team Rubicon; Former Associate Administrator, FEMA
Planning and Policy Analyst, Fair Share Housing Center
Executive Director, BuildStrong Coalition
Founder and Executive Director, American Flood Coalition
In light of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, BPC events have shifted to all remote formats, such as video teleconferences or calls.