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Silver Jackets Teams Well-Positioned to Reduce Flood Risk after Wildfire

Flood risk significantly increases immediately after a wildfire. Post-fire assessments have estimated that peak flood flows can increase as much as 1,000 percent after a wildfire because of the absence of vegetation and reduced absorptive qualities of soils. The situation presents a multi-hazard problem that requires sharing resources and information so that actions focus on highest priority risk areas  – a situation that state Silver Jackets teams are well-equipped to handle....continue reading

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Stay up-to-date with upcoming flood risk management events, conferences, and training opportunities. Information about previous Corps flood risk management events and workshops are also provided.

Special Webinar Series

Bridging the Equity Gap: Flood Resilience for the Whole Community

What happens when environmental justice, social vulnerability, and flooding intersect? Who is affected differently and why? What barriers or external factors contribute to the vulnerability of certain groups? Most importantly, what actions can the flood risk management community take to advance equity and resilience for all?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Flood Risk Management Program team and the San Francisco District bring you this webinar series featuring panelists who speak to the challenges facing frontline communities. Through the lively and interactive discussions, audiences will be empowered with meaningful actions and tools for building social equity and resilience across the nation.

The monthly webinars are recorded and available for viewing. More information about each webinar and recording are available on the series page here.