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August 26, 2014

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RAND Experts Available to Discuss Hurricane and Natural Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

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Although this year's hurricane season has been mild so far, the peak period for hurricanes begins in August and communities should not be lulled into a false sense of security. Experts from the RAND Gulf States Policy Institute are available to discuss how communities can best prepare for hurricanes and recover from the damage and destruction they cause.

Hurricane Protection Efforts

Gary Cecchine | Director of Research for the RAND Gulf States Policy Institute | Emergency response and planning for natural and man-made disasters

David Groves | Senior policy researcher, Pardee RAND Graduate School professor | Developing comprehensive long-term strategies for hurricane flood risk reduction and coastal landscape sustainability under uncertainty; climate adaptation planning in coastal regions and for water resources agencies

Storm Surge and Flood Risk

Jordan Fischbach | Policy researcher, Pardee RAND Graduate School professor | Storm surge and coastal flood risk analysis; adapting to a changing climate; water resources management and infrastructure planning under deep uncertainty; how hazard mitigation can make coastal regions less vulnerable to flooding

Community Resilience

Joie Acosta | Behavioral scientist, Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty | The need for comprehensive disaster case-management planning; how community resilience factors into national health security; the role of nongovernmental agencies in disaster resilience

Anita Chandra | Senior policy researcher, director of Behavioral and Policy Sciences Department at the RAND Corporation | Community resilience, why an "all hazards" approach to disaster preparedness planning and effective local planning is critical; the role of nongovernmental organizations in helping people recover from disasters over the long term; why it takes so long to fully recover from a natural disaster

Catastrophic Insurance Issues

Lloyd Dixon | Director, RAND Center for Catastrophic Risk Management and Compensation | The need for wind and flood insurance reform; how federal flood insurance coverage affects development in areas at risk for flooding

Read more about RAND's research on hurricanes »

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Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to speak to a RAND researcher to learn more about this research. I can be reached at Grace_Evans@rand.org or (703) 413-1100, extension 5299.


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