This week, our hearts are heavy and our thoughts are with everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey. As climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann wrote, “[W]e can’t say that Hurricane Harvey was caused by climate change. But it was certainly worsened by it.”
After leaving a path of destruction through parts of the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma's eye moved through the lower Florida Keys on Sunday morning. By midday, the National Hurricane Center reported the deadly Category 4 storm had begun to swing away from the Keys — and toward Florida's mainland.
Last week’s record breaking Hurricane Irma had maximum winds of 185 mph with gust up to 225 mph and produced dangerous storm surges and heavy rain. As of this writing, after leaving a path of destruction through parts of the Caribbean, Irma's eye moved through the lower Florida Keys and was preparing to slam into Florida's southwest coast near Tampa.
IDENTIFICATION AND ENGAGEMENT OF SOCIALLY VULNERABLE POPULATIONS IN THE USACE DECISION MAKING PROCESS
Thanks to the folks and the Model Forest Policy Project for passing on a useful new resource to guide engaging vulnerable populations. It was shared by the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFM). The focus is on water resource issues from the Corps of Engineers. Should be very relevant to our work with climate and hazard mitigation planning and with vulnerable populations in general.