MIL-OSI Video: Flood Mitigation Then & Now: 50 Years of Reducing Flood Risk Since Agnes


Source: United States of America – Federal Government Departments (video statements)

Hurricane Agnes caused devastating flooding in 1972 in the mid-Atlantic states, but projects in place at the time of the storm significantly reduced its impact. Since Agnes, federal, state and local governments have invested even more to reduce the harm of future floods, but the nature of mitigation is changing. This webinar brings together experts from FEMA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other perspectives to discuss the history of mitigation at the time of Agnes, what has been done since the storm, and how mitigation programs are evolving to overcome increasing challenges.