Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Sept. 7 Screening Of Hurricane Agnes 50: Life After The Flood; It Happened Before And Flooding Will Be Worse In The Future Due To Climate Change

A WVIA documentary by Alexander Monelli--
Agnes 50: Life After The Flood-- will be screened September 7 online and at the HUB-Robeson Center Freeman Auditorium at the Penn State Campus in State College starting at 7:00 p.m.

For starters, we know that climate change will bring more frequent and severe flooding events to Pennsylvania. 

But even beyond that, this retrospective on Agnes shows that so often the results of disasters depend on decision-making by people, both before and during an event. 

Join us for this retrospective film and post-film discussion as we consider how we can better prepare from a social, policy, and infrastructure perspective for future flooding events in Pennsylvania.

Following the film, a post-film discussion panel will expand on these topics, featuring--

-- William Bradfield, Flood Insurance Outreach Specialist, Mitigation, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

-- Lara Fowler, Interim Chief Sustainability Officer of Penn State and Interim Director, Sustainability Institute

-- Alexander (Al) Monelli, Director, Agnes 50: Life After the Flood

-- Teri Provost, Chief of the Community Services Division, SEDA-Council of Governments

Screening in partnership with the Penn State Water Council.

Click Here to register for this free program.

Related Articles:

-- DEP Invites Comments On Electric Grid Resilience Plan At Aug. 31 Virtual Meeting

-- First Street Foundation Resilience Report: 588,804 Properties In PA Have 26% Chance Of Being Severely Affected By Flooding Over Next 30 Years

-- Gov. Wolf: 2021 Climate Impacts Report Projects Pennsylvania Will Be 5.9° F Warmer by Midcentury, Precipitation To Increase, Targets Areas to Reduce Risk

-- PA Will Experience 42% More Days Of Extremely Heavy Precipitation By 2050 Due To Climate Change

-- DEP Coastal Zone Committee Jan. 15: $430 Million In Property Value At Risk On Southeast PA Coast Due To Climate Change, Regardless Of Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits

-- Penn State: Increased Flooding Due To Climate Change Will Be Worse In Small Watersheds; Underestimating Flood Risks Due To Climate Change Can Lead To Poor Infrastructure Design

[Posted: August 30, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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