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Virtual Panel | Livestream Disasters and Disruptions
Dec 01, 2020 12:30 PM - Dec 31, 2020 01:30 PM (America/Chicago) Switch to local time
20201201T1230 20201201T1330 America/Chicago Disasters and Disruptions Panel (LIVE EVENT)

The Alabama and Mississippi Coast has experienced - and is experiencing - a variety of disasters and disruptions from major hurricanes (Zeta, Sally, Katrina 15 years ago, Ivan 16 years ago), the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster (10 years ago), multiple freshwater inflow events, harmful algae blooms, a recession and the ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic. However, our coastal communities have been resilient to the wide array of stressors that have impacted our coast. During this panel you will hear a variety of perspectives from coastal leaders and scientists regarding how science informs policy to prepare for and recover from disasters and disruptions. (Images: Satellite image of Hurricane Sally making landfall; Observed water levels during Hurricane Zeta)

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The Alabama and Mississippi Coast has experienced - and is experiencing - a variety of disasters and disruptions from major hurricanes (Zeta, Sally, Katrina 15 years ago, Ivan 16 years ago), the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster (10 years ago), multiple freshwater inflow events, harmful algae blooms, a recession and the ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic. However, our coastal communities have been resilient to the wide array of stressors that have impacted our coast. During this panel you will hear a variety of perspectives from coastal leaders and scientists regarding how science informs policy to prepare for and recover from disasters and disruptions. (Images: Satellite image of Hurricane Sally making landfall; Observed water levels during Hurricane Zeta)



U.S. Coast Guard
Mississippi State University
Coastal Mississippi
Dr. Stephen Sempier
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
Dr. Jessica Lunt
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Eaux et Forets
Pearl River County Master Gardeners
 Chris Flight
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Discovery Hall Programs
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
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Ms. Roberta SwannGreat Panel! Thanks...
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Tara Moore SkeltonPlease use the QA to email speakers directly after the session concludes.
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Kelly SamekGreat panel!
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LaDon SwannThe next live panel will be the social this afternoon at 5:15 p.m. Until then, the presentations in the sessions are pre recorded.
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Ms. Sandra HuynhThank you all!
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LaDon SwannGreat panel and great panelists. Thank you.
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William WaltonIs there an 'opportunity' to re-assess a business or a home or whatever after a disaster? Is there a name for that taking stock? If my business is wiped out, it seems like an opportunity to rethink my business. Do I build it back? Do I invest differently? (Apologies for the phrasing that horrible disasters are opportunities)
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LaDon SwannA question if time. What research gaps need to be filled to help communities become more resilient?
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Kristen LaursenWhat are your favorite resources/apps/etc to point people to for good information to get people past the "won't happen to me" issues?
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Mr. GREG GRAEBERModels are made up of so much data. Is there anything you feel should be included for these disaster models that is not there or is there some data that you feel we may rely on too much during these events?
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Tara Moore SkeltonLast chance to get questions to speakers--put them here in the chat.
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LaDon SwannCRS stands for Community Rating System.
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Brian CameronIs there any way to reduce the cost to elevate homes in AE flood zones? Given our knowledge and research on sea level rise along the coast, more properties will likely need to be elevated, but the new homeowners would not qualify for the grants provided by FEMA. Is there anything out there to help new homeowners with the cost?
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Dr. Tracie SempierFor any of the panelists: What is the greatest challenge you encounter when communicating risk to the general public?
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Ms. Mendel Graeber Especially in an active hurricane season, as we had this year, do you find warning “fatigue” to be an issue?
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LaDon SwannThank you Erin.
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Tara Moore SkeltonAfter the session is over, you can use the QA to send speakers a direct email.
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Tara Moore SkeltonFor live sessions we are using chat for questions. I am sending them to the session moderator.
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Renee Collini Hahaha okay I put it in both places to be safe ;-)
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Tara Moore Skelton In the pre-recorded sessions, the QA is the best bet! Here those will go to the speakers via email.
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Renee ColliniCan't remember if I was supposed to put questions here or in the Q&A. Was the increase in flood insurance participation with CRS, was that because it was cheaper or because of the public information campaigns?
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Mr. Patric HarperThanks. I had to logout and then back in and then it worked
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Steve CrockettNFIP: for every foot you build above the minimum in a VE zone, your premium decreases. Up to 4 ft above the min, your premium can be cut by more than 50%.
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LaDon Swann Steve, is that why your house is so high?
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