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Website focuses on flood risk outreach

A new website is available to help communities better understand how to create a Program for Public Information (PPI) and earn outreach points under the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System (CRS). Points earned through the CRS...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 02, 2017

Tools can help your business prepare for disasters

It goes without saying that small businesses play a vital role in the economies of our local communities. But the ability of our small businesses to bounce back after a storm, fire or flood can make or break a community as a whole. It is as...

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By: Jody Thompson / Published: Jul 28, 2017

Workshop to explore how communities can prepare for flood events

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program, in conjunction with the American Planning Association chapter for the state of Mississippi, is planning an event from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, to discuss the topic of flood mitigation at the...

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By: Stephen Deal / Published: Jul 20, 2017

Leave Only Footprints Initiative shows success in Alabama

Summertime means thousands of people flock to the beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama, for a day (or more) of fun in the sun. Parents load up the kids, chairs, tents, umbrellas, snacks, coolers, boogie boards, toys and towels.

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By: Chandra Wright / Published: Jul 13, 2017

Auburn graduate student named Knauss Fellowship finalist

Sarah Lessard, a graduate student at Auburn University, has been named a finalist for the competitive 2018 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. She will become a fellow after spending a week in Washington D.C. this November interviewing for...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jul 12, 2017