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The Office of Special Projects began two new consensus studies this year:  Measuring Community Resilience and Urban Flooding in the United States.
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Two Resilient America Roundtable pilot communities have had to cope with flooding in recent weeks. Charleston, S.C. is still assessing the damage from the storm surge and flooding that accompanied Hurricane Matthew. Meanwhile, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is well into its recovery from flooding along the Cedar River in late September.  Read more.
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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.
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The National Academies' Office of Special Projects starts new studies
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Cedar Rapids Recovering from Late September Flood
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New Extreme Event game - Earthquake!
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The logo 140px Roundtable and its programs aim to help communities and the nation 
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.

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


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