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After the Storms: Disaster Response following the Hurricanes of 2017

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

2017 saw several serious Hurricanes strike the United States. Harvey, Irma, and Maria left destruction in their wakes requiring massive response, cleanup, and recovery efforts. The different elements of the U.S. government, together with U.S. civil society and private individuals, were called upon to meet these large tasks. With multiple large storms coming in quick succession, the ability to respond was tested in different ways – tests that can now teach policymakers what worked well and what didn’t, thus guiding future policy changes.

Join us for a discussion of the 2017 hurricane season response and areas that should be improved for the future.