NHC 2020 Concurrent Session: Compound Hazards and Cascading Disasters – Tuesday, July 14 – 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. MDT


To register for the NHC 2020 Virtual Workshop visit:
https://hazards.colorado.edu/workshop/2020


Professor Jennifer Haney, Bloomsburg University EM Lead and NHMA member, and Tom Hughes, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and NHMA Vice President, will be facilitating the following NHC Virtual Workshop Session:


NHC 2020 Concurrent Session:  Compound Hazards and Cascading Disasters

Tuesday, July 14 – 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. MDT

Although there is a tendency to think of disasters as distinct events, all too often they are a complex series of circumstances that stretch over years and build on and encompass other disasters, as well. These compound and cascading events require special approaches in terms of response, recovery, and planning—but they can result in more hopeful and resilient communities. This session will discuss what contributes to compound and cascading disasters, ways to prepare for and respond to likely events, and lessons to be learned from communities that have faced multiple disasters and emerged more prepared.

The first presentation will explain how the Santa Clara Pueblo tribe are dealing with Cascading events from 2016 Wildfires (2) and Mudslides/Landslides/Sedimentation in their sacred canyon that provides recreation, medicine, water, economic support, etc.  and how they are doing it with a patchwork of local, state and federal and non-profit association funding with various partners.  Garrett their engineer and the Tribal EM Coordinator will be presenting.

2nd session (attached) — Still waiting for Chief Matt Brown’s Info to be posted.
[Click here to view 2nd session attachment: NHC-2020-Session-2018-SevereWeatherEvents in PDF.]

Note from Chief Brown – The slides are the bulk of his speaking material, but he will add talking points specific to the landslide task force, COVID-19 and how the county is rewriting emergency management every day in this new environment.

In 2018 Allegheny County, including the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania experienced extensive rain over 3-4 months which caused geologic slipping, many in urban areas, that affected utilities, roads and bridges, etc. via flooding, mudslides, landslides which had cascading affects (US Route 30 collapsed and slid into a residential and business area) and folks lost homes and still trying to recovery and then the other night, while in a virtual County EOC environment, due to COVID-19, had to deal with flooding, lightening, fires, and tornadic activity but handled it all well.

Professor Jennifer Haney, Bloomsburg University EM Lead and NHMA member, and Tom Hughes, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and NHMA Vice President, will be facilitating this session.

Should be interesting.

Moderator


Thomas Hughes, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

Panelists


Garrett Altmann, Santa Clara Pueblo Tribe


Matthew Brown, Allegheny County Emergency Services


Jennifer Haney, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania


Donald Suazo, Santa Clara Pueblo Emergency Management


To register for the NHC 2020 Virtual Workshop visit: https://hazards.colorado.edu/workshop/2020