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Army Corps to Hold Media Webinar to Discuss Release of North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss two-year study on coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure in areas of the Northeast that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers(USACE) will host on Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. ET a webinar to discuss with the media the results of a two-year study that evaluated coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure in areas of the Northeast that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The study, known as the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS), brought together experts from Federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations and academia, to assess the flood risks facing coastal communities and ecosystems and collaboratively develop a coastal storm risk management framework to address increasing risks, which are driven in part by increased frequency and intensity of storm events and rising sea levels due to a changing climate.

The conclusions of the study are detailed in the final report, which is expected to be released to the public at 1 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 28 at the following site: www.nad.usace.army.mil/CompStudy.

During the webinar, experts will provide a short overview of the study’s findings and will be available to answer questions.

Who: USACE coastal storm and flood risk experts
What: USACE will host a webinar to answer questions about the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study, its conclusions on addressing coastal storm and flood risk in the region, and its findings, including areas that remain vulnerable to coastal flooding
Where: Webinar Login: http://emsp.intellor.com/login/418539
Web Access ID: m302ks01l
Dial-in: After you’ve connected your computer, audio connection instructions will be presented

Audio only instructions: http://events.uc.att.com/events/integrate/PhoneAccessPage/OCCSAccessNumbers.asp?ExEventID=418539
Technical support: Contact AT&T Connect Support at 1-888-796-6118
When: Jan. 28 from 3-4 p.m. Eastern
Why: USACE is interested in explaining the results of the two-year study to encourage awareness of its coastal storm risk management framework and associated technical products and tools



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