Session 3 Hurricane Resiliency: Protecting American Life and Property from Storms of the Future

Thursday, 28 March 2019: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2019 AMS Washington Forum
Erica A. Grow, CBM: WNBC-TV, New York, NY; Yaitza Luna-Cruz, Jupiter Intelligence and Donald H. Berchoff, TruWeather Solutions, Boulder, CO
Erica A. Grow, CBM: WNBC-TV, New York, NY

Hurricanes do more damage on American soil in most years than any other type of natural disaster. According to the National Center for Environmental Information, the major hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria brought an estimated $265 billion in property damage in 2017. In the same year, according to the Insurance Information Institute, 147 lives were lost due to hurricanes and tropical storms that made landfall in the continental United States, and a widely-cited study by George Washington University estimates that 2,975 people tragically died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria’s devastating impacts. Much of this damage and loss of life could be avoided in the future if proactive measures are taken to improve infrastructure and build smarter. These panelists will draw from their own areas of expertise to provide insight into societal needs and present potential solutions to create a more storm-resilient nation.

8:30 AM
Ada Monzon
Ada Monzón, CBM -- Chief Meteorologist, WIPR-TV and Univision Radio, San Juan, PR

8:45 AM
Leslie Chapman-Henderson
Leslie Chapman-Henderson, FLASH (Federal Alliance for Safe Homes), Tallahassee, FL

9:00 AM
Debra Ballen
Debra Ballen, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, Tampa, FL

9:15 AM
Mark Bove
Mark Bove, Munich Reinsurance, Princeton, NJ

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