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The City of Cedar Rapids is preparing for major flooding, expected to occur late Monday/early Tuesday (Sept 26-27). The river is predicted to crest about 23 feet, the second highest since the devastating flood of 2008 when the river crested at 31.1 feet. The Linn County government has declared a state of emergency and some areas began evacuating Sunday night. Follow the latest updates on the City of Cedar Rapids website and National Weather Service.
State of Leadership Forum-Elected Officials Panel
The Resilient America Roundtable hosted the State of Resilience Leadership Forum and Community Workshop on June 28-29, 2016 in Washington, D.C.  Videos of the live webcasts are now available.  In the photo - seated left to right:  Mayor Michael Seibert (Joplin, MO), Mayor Ben McAdams (Salt Lake County, UT), County Commissioner Chip LaMarca (Broward County, FL), Andrea Seabrook (National Public Radio).
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Resilient America Roundtable member, Dr. Lucy Jones, is featured in major U.S. media for her distinguished career at the U.S. Geological Survey as a seismologist: Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones' Tips to Survive An Earthquake ~ Lucy Jones is leaving her job - to shake up more than just earthquakes ~ Lucy Jones: Saving Lives on Fault Lines ~ California's "Earthquake Lady" set to retire from rock star life.
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Roundtable member, Mr. Roy Wright, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, was invited to guest lecture at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School about challenges in reforming the National Flood Insurance Program
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Cedar Rapids prepares for flooding
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Watch videos of the live webcast of the State of Resilience event
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Roundtable member, Dr. Lucy Jones, featured in U.S. media outlets for her long career at t ...
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Roundtable member, Mr. Roy Wright, guest lectured at the Wharton Business school about the National ...
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Pilot Communities
Cedar Rapids, IACharleston, SCSeattle, WA
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.
Upcoming and Recent Events

June 28-29, 2016 - The Resilient America Roundtable will host the State of Resilience Leadership Forum and Workshop in Washington, DC.  More details soon!

February 23, 2016 - The Charleston Resilience Network hosted a symposium, Understanding the 2015 Charleston Floods, in Charleston, SC. Roundtable members Dr. Gerald Galloway, Gerald McSwiggan, and Ellis Stanley moderated panels.

December 8, 2015 - Two members of Resilient America's local Charleston team are presenting at a webinar, Southeast & Caribbean Climate CoP. Register to attend.

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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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