Disasters: Thinking About the Unthinkable
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes
1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern
12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain
10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific
In the aftermath of the horrible suffering from natural disasters like Katrina, Ike, Sandy, wildfires, tornadoes, and more, must we retreat from vulnerable areas where things not only will get bad again, but could get worse? What solutions exist for state and local governments? How can we build a safer, sustainable society with less misery and suffering from foreseeable natural events? This session will discuss why disasters are bad and getting worse, the need for higher building/rebuilding codes & zoning standards, prohibitions on rebuilding, the use of eminent domain, and planning for devastated communities. The session will also discuss post-disaster litigation, and litigation around flood control projects including the 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States.
Ernest Abbott, Principal Owner, FEMA Law Associates PLLC, Washington, DC
Jordan Fried, Associate Chief Counsel, FEMA, Washington, DC
Jo Ann Howard, President, H2O Partners, Inc., Austin, TX
Glenn Pomeroy, Chief Executive Officer, California Earthquake Authority, Sacramento, CA
Edward A. Thomas, President, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association, Quincy, MA
Lai Sun Yee (Moderator), Principal Advisor, CNA, Washington, DC
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