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4/13 - Hurricane Matthew - Finding the Silver Lining through Mitigation and Disaster Recovery (CM |

Updated: Jan 2, 2020

Disasters in the United States result in billions of dollars in damage and disrupt millions of lives each year. While different areas are susceptible to different types of disasters, all communities can take steps to be more resilient and prepared to begin a comprehensive, whole-community recovery effort immediately after a disaster strikes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works to ensure that communities have the tools needed to make informed decisions to reduce risks and vulnerabilities and to effectively respond and recover. While the Hampton Roads area did not receive a direct hit from Hurricane Matthew, a month of rain prior to the tropical storm’s landfall led to devastating damage across the region from tidal, riverine, and stormwater flooding. With an unusually high number of flooded structures well outside of the mapped floodplain, Hurricane Matthew provides a fascinating case study of the diversity of communities impacted, the varying capacity of local officials, and the complexities of navigating federal programs after a disaster. This training highlights the case study of Hurricane Matthew and its impacts on the Hampton Roads area and the Commonwealth at large. It is designed to provide planners with a better understanding of how to address flood risk through a variety of tools and resources, and how to engage stakeholders and utilize best practices to address both pre-and post-disaster recovery challenges.

Hosted by APA's Virginia Chapter

Fri, Apr 13, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT

This webinar is offered as a part of the APA Chapter & Division Webcast Consortium. APA-IL is part of this consortium of APA Chapters & Divisions that provide FREE webcasts (therefore FREE CM) to all consortium members. As a member of the APA-IL - you are a member! Enjoy these live webcasts from the comfort of wherever you can access the internet.

To see webcasts scheduled for 2018, Distance Education Webcasts, presentation pdfs and recordings, please visit:

Note: sessions are only available for 1.5 CM credits if you view them live. For distance education sessions, click here.

Submit Your Webcast Ideas for 2018

In order for the consortium to function, each of the consortium's participating members are asked to provide the webcasts. Chapters and Divisions are already booking their sessions for 2018. If you have an idea for a webcast, please email Trevor Dick, AICP, APA-IL Professional Development Officer at It’s easy, just email Trevor your topic and name of the presenter(s) and the Consortium will take it from there! We'd love to have you represent the Illinois Chapter!

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