News - Resilient Communities and Economies

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

Finding Gulf TREE through the forest of tools

What is Gulf TREE? There are many tools and models that can be used to understand and plan for climate change in both the built and natural environment. However, the large number of tools and their varied purposes can generate frustration and...

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By: Renee Collini / Published: Jun 02, 2017

High-school students tackle resilience scenarios

Coastal erosion, restocking/restaffing businesses, protecting critical infrastructure, and housing important city records were just a few of the challenges local high-school students were posed with during the Student Stewardship Summit held at The...

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By: Tracie Sempier / Published: May 26, 2017

Ocean Springs recognized for climate resilience efforts

(COVINGTON, La.) – Members of the Gulf of Mexico Climate and Resilience Community of Practice honored the City of Ocean Springs (Mississippi) on Wednesday for its exemplary work in the field of climate adaptation planning and environmental...

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By: Stephen Deal / Published: May 19, 2017