RISA Webinar: Facing the Flood - A case study of Charleston's response to and path forward following the SC Floods of October 2015

  • 1 December 2015
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Event date: 12/8/2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Export event

The Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA) a NOAA RISA team, is holding a webinar on December 8, 2015 to discuss the October 2015 flooding event in South Carolina. In early October, a stalled mid-latitude weather system directed a fire hose of deep tropical moisture across South Carolina over a four-day period leading to record-breaking rainfall totals and devastating flooding across the state. Rainfall totals around the Charleston area ranged from 16-27 inches, and many parts of the region experienced major flooding, inundating neighborhoods, roads, and other infrastructure.

This webinar, organized by the Southeast & Caribbean Climate Community of Practice, will focus on the City of Charleston’s response to the flood event and lessons learned that will help the City move forward to face a “new normal” in our changing environment. Several lessons learned in Charleston may apply to many of our coastal communities in the Southeast and Caribbean.

To register or learn more, visit: https://events-na3.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1005979616/en/events/event/shared/default_template_simple/event_landing.html?sco-id=1670434978&_charset_=utf-8

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