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USEPA Offers Checklist and Webinar to Help Flood-Prone Communities

USEPAThis summer's flooding in many parts of the Midwest left community and State leaders looking for ways to prevent future disasters. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently released a Flood Resilience Checklist to help communities prepare for, deal with, and recover from floods. The list offers several strategies to manage stormwater, including conserving land in flood-prone areas; directing new development to safer areas; and using green infrastructure approaches.

The checklist is part of a new report titled Planning for Flood Recovery and Long-Term Resilience in Vermont: Smart Growth Approaches for Disaster-Resilient Communities. Although the report focuses on Vermont, the policy options and checklist can be applied to any community that needs to become more flood resilient.

The USEPA will host a webinar on lessons learned from the flood project on Wednesday, August 13 from noon to 1:30 CDT. The session will feature speakers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), among other flood experts. Click here for instructions on how to access the webinar.



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