EPA Regional Programs


Mar. 2, 2018
FGC Webinar: How Federal Facilities Can Thrive in an Era of Billion Dollar Weather Events
From Fires to Floods and Everything In Between: How Federal Facilities Can Thrive in an Era of Billion Dollar Weather Events

California's most destructive wildfire in history. Puerto Rico's devastating hurricane. Oklahoma's terrifying tornadoes.

According to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), last year, the U.S. experienced 16 weather disasters, each with losses totaling $306 billion, a new U.S. record shattering the previous 2005 record of $215 billion. This webinar will open with an insider's view of NOAA's U.S. 2017 Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters report. Then, you'll hear from Federal Green Challenge participants whose federal facilities and operations have been subject to costly weather disasters, including Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, firestorms in California, a five-foot blizzard in Pennsylvania, Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and monster tornadoes in Oklahoma. Our brave speakers will describe the damage done, and their efforts to resiliently rebuild and serve the American people in a new era.

Featured Speakers

Mr. Adam Smith, primary author of U.S. 2017 Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters – NOAA, National Centers for Environmental Information

Ms. Arleen Vera-Perez, Sustainability Specialist, and Mr. Carlos A. Cruz-Gonzalez, Chief for the Environmental Regulatory Section and Operations Control Center at Veterans Affairs Caribbean Health Care System in Puerto Rico. Webinar topic: Hurricane María

Mr. Chris Schow, Regional Deputy Fire and Aviation Director for U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region. Webinar topic: California wildfires.

Mr. Michael Robie, Property Manager for GSA Erie Federal Complex in Erie, PA. Webinar topic: Blizzards.

Ms. Leenette Wilke, Building Manager at GSA Eastern Service Center in Houston, TX. Webinar topic: Hurricane Harvey

Ms. Sheila Dimick, Supervisory Property Manager at General Service Administration (GSA) Oklahoma Service Center in Oklahoma City. Webinar topic: Tornadoes

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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