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Resilience in the Face of Increased Threat from Natural Disasters

8:45 am - 10:15 am
March 13, 2018

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With the number of severe weather events increasing, nearly every city is potentially at risk of an unexpected natural disaster. Extreme weather events have implications for local infrastructure, as well as public health implications. Moreover, the politics of disaster recovery at the federal level are creating uncertainty around how local leaders plan response and recovery efforts. Learn how to lead your community through natural disasters like fires and floods and discuss what city leaders want most from the federal government as a partner in the recovery effort. This session will also examine the business case for investing in flood and natural disaster mitigation actions to lessen the risks faced by communities.

NLC Policy Position
National Municipal Policy 2018 | Pages: 25; 63-65

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