CHART News

By Tara Lambeth on 6/23/2016 6:39 AM

CHART's Director, Dr. Monica Farris, and Assistant Director, Tara Lambeth, presented at the 2016 Association of State Floodplain Managers in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The presentation provided information on mitigating repetitive losses and how that relates to the community rating system. French Wetmore, a floodplain management expert, also participated in the presentation. The presentation discussed 

the repetitive loss analyses process to include the site selection process, field work/data collection, and the mitigation recommendations provided to the communities, such as elevation, dry floodproofing, and green infrastructure. It also detailed a repetitive loss analysis update, wherein the team returned to a community to review the mitigation measures that took place after the initial analysis was completed. Finally, the presentation included a brief demonstration of the online repetitive loss portal. The Repetitive Loss Portal gives local officials secure and easy access to data necessary for the grant application process for funds identified for mitigation of the repetitive loss properties. The data are also utilized for planning purposes, including planning for non-FEMA funded projects, such as drainage projects.   


By Tara Lambeth on 6/7/2016 6:34 AM

CHART's Director, Dr. Monica Farris, and Assistant Director, Tara Lambeth, presented information to a senior center in New Orleans East on how to prepare for hurricanes, what supplies to bring, and how to make a family plan. CHART also provided the center with copies of our Preparing for Storms Take Home Guide, which provides information on hurricanes and sample supply lists.

By Tara Lambeth on 6/2/2016 6:27 AM

CHART"s Assistant Director, Tara Lambeth, presented at State of the Coast 2016. Her presentation was entitled "Determining Localized Risk Perception and Impacts of Projected Sea Level Rise to Enhance Stakeholder Mitigation Planning Through Visualization Tools", and detailed a project that, in partnership with Louisiana Sea Grantsupports coastal sustainability through a better understanding of coastal ecosystems using local knowledge. The project team collaborates with coastal residents to develop adaptation strategies utilizing remotes sensing, GIS and interviews. Residents identify key points and resources which are at risk, and discuss ways they have adapted to land loss and sea level rise, as well as ways they may adapt to these hazards in the future. CHART also provided materials on the Resilience Curriculum and Risk Literacy Project at a booth at the conference.

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