Welcome Sarah Watson! New Coastal Climate & Resilience Specialist with CISA & SC Sea Grant

Sarah Watson has joined the SC Sea Grant and CISA teams as the Coastal Climate & Resilience Specialist. Below is the press released announcing her hire. As Sarah takes over some of the responsibilities held by her predecessor, Liz Fly, she will be working closely with the SECCCoP. Please join me in welcoming Sarah to the region! … More Welcome Sarah Watson! New Coastal Climate & Resilience Specialist with CISA & SC Sea Grant

Upcoming CRS Webinar Series

Nature-Based Solutions, Higher Flood Management Standards, and FEMA’s Community Rating System The National Flood Insurance Program‘s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) is a federal incentive program that provides flood insurance policyholders with discounts on their premiums in exchange for their community taking actions to reduce flood risk. This free webinar series will specifically highlight how communities may achieve … More Upcoming CRS Webinar Series

Mortgage Relief Options for Homeowners Affected by Hurricane Irma

Federally regulated Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have come together to get the word out about mortgage relief options for those affected by recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Irma. Below are resources to share with friends, family, co-workers, and stakeholders who were affected by Irma. What help is available? If you are affected by the … More Mortgage Relief Options for Homeowners Affected by Hurricane Irma

Storm Surge Risk Communications

By Jill Gambill, Georgia Sea Grant and UGA Marine Extension Several months ago, I collaborated with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to conduct seven focus groups on storm surge risk communication during Hurricane Matthew in Beaufort, SC; Savannah, GA; and Brunswick, GA. We compiled several documents to reflect reasons that people may not evacuate, … More Storm Surge Risk Communications

Featured Session: Climate Adaptation Exploration

Did you know… A King Tide, or seasonal highest tide, is predicted to occur from April 26-29. Learn more about tidal flooding impacts. If you’re sticking around the Charleston area after the meeting, consider documenting any flooding you see for the SC King Tides Initiative! Each week until the 2017 in-person meeting, we are featuring a session to … More Featured Session: Climate Adaptation Exploration

Featured Sessions: Hurricane Matthew Impacts and Recovery throughout the Region & Extreme Events in the Face of a Changing Climate

Did you know… Hurricane Matthew caused an estimated $10 billion in damage and is the 10th most destructive hurricane to impact the United States. Each week until the 2017 in-person meeting, we are featuring sessions to share a few more details about the agenda. This week, we are featuring two sessions “Hurricane Matthew: Impacts and Recovery … More Featured Sessions: Hurricane Matthew Impacts and Recovery throughout the Region & Extreme Events in the Face of a Changing Climate

Featured Session: Bridging Climate Resilience and Disaster Planning

Did you know… #HurricaneMatthew was used in 418,405 Instagram posts and was one of the most used weather-related hashtags on Twitter?  Each week until the 2017 in-person meeting, we will be featuring a session to share a few more details about the agenda. The session this week is “Public Information and Communications during Extremes.” We will learn […]

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Keynote Speakers for 2017 In-Person Meeting!

We are very pleased to announce that Jason Hurdich (Certified Deaf Interpreter) and Shonna Magee (Deaf Hearing Services Coordinator at the S.C. Association of the Deaf) will be giving the keynote presentation at this year’s meeting. Jason and Shonna attracted national attention serving as the sign-language interpretation team for S.C. Governor Nikki Haley during Hurricane … More Keynote Speakers for 2017 In-Person Meeting!