Panel Discussion 10 Implementation of the COASTAL Act

Thursday, 4 April 2013: 10:45 AM-12:15 PM
Auditorium (AAAS Building)

This session will highlight NOAA and FEMA plans to comply with the recently passed legislation known as the Consumer Option for an Alternative System to Allocate Losses (COASTAL) Act. The COASTAL Act is intended to lower costs to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) by better discerning wind versus storm surge damages in the case of “clean slabs,” where little tangible evidence beyond a building’s foundation remains for the proper adjustment of insurance claims for homes totally destroyed by a hurricane or tropical storm. The session will also provide both research and private sector perspectives regarding coastal policies and storm surveys. See COASTAL Act here:
Sandra K. Knight, President, WaterWonks, former Dep. Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Federal Insurance and Mitigation, Washington, DC
Robert Young, Western Carolina University, Director, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines and Professor, Coastal Geology, Cullowhee, NC; James Sadler, FEMA; Matthew Gannon, Farmers Insurance Group, Head of Federal Affairs, Washington, DC; Steve Lord, UMD, ESSIC, College Park, MD and Steven W. Harned, Atlantic States Weather, Inc., Owner Atlantic States Weather, Inc. and Executive Director of the National Weather Association, Cary, NC