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The award-winning Extreme Event game, developed by ResilientAmerica and the Koshland Science Museum, is back with an all-new scenario: Earthquake! This role-playing game gives players a taste of what it takes to prepare for and respond to an earthquake. All game materials are free. Check out the three games: Hurricane, Flood, and Earthquake. See for details.
Hurricane Matthew has caused significant flooding in Charleston, exacerbated by afternoon high tides.  Follow the latest on Hurricane Matthew's impacts on Charleston and the South Carolina coast:  Live 5 News, News 2.
The Governor of South Carolina has declared a state of emergency in the wake of Hurricane Matthew as it approaches the east coast. Areas of South Carolina are under mandatory evacuation, and Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg urged the city's residents to leave. Follow the news on The Weather Channel and get the latest about the impacts on our pilot community, Charleston.
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The City of Cedar Rapids weathered the Sept 26-27 floods relatively unscathed.  The river crested at about 22 feet, the second highest since the devastating flood of 2008 when the river crested at 31.1 feet. The Linn County government declared a state of emergency and evacuated some areas. Find details on the City of Cedar Rapids website.
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New Extreme Event game - Earthquake!
Hurricane Matthew causes flooding in Charleston, SC
Charleston prepares for Hurricane Matthew
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build resilience to extreme events, save lives, and reduce the physical and economic costs of disasters.  

Pilot Communities
Cedar Rapids, IACharleston, SCSeattle, WATulsa, OK
Following catastrophic floods in 2008, Cedar Rapids/Linn County has come back stronger and is continuing its efforts to become more prepared and build resilience to future flood events and other hazards. Charleston, a vibrant, historic city, is addressing persistent flooding events, storm surge, and hurricanes and their impacts on critical infrastructure and infrastructure systems. Some of the issues Seattle is focusing on include climate adaptation, equity, and rapid economic growth.  Among the natural hazards it faces are earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides.Tulsa, OK is our newest pilot community! Two key areas we will focus on are economic supply chains and building capacity in disaster preparedness in diverse community organizations.
Upcoming and Recent Events

Sept 21-22, 2016 - The ResilientAmerica Roundtable biannual meeting in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Nov 2-3, 2016
- Linn County partner, National Resilience Institute, is hosting its annual Resilience Summit in Chicago, IL!

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Message from the Co-Chairs

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine formed the Resilient America Roundtable to help build resilience to extreme events in communities across the nation. Read more...

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Co-Chairs (M. Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University, and Eduardo Martinez, UPS Foundation) talk about Resilient America


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