Assessing Vermont's Flood Risk Seven Years After Irene

Aug 13, 2018

Flooding is Vermont’s most frequent and costly natural disaster, but seven years after the devastation of Tropical Storm Irene, just how ready are homeowners and towns for future floods? We're talking about the threat of flooding in Vermont and planning for flood resilience.

Lauren Oates, the hazard mitigation officer with Vermont Emergency Management, and Rob Evans, the state floodplain manager and coordinator of the National Flood Insurance Program for Vermont, join Vermont Edition to discuss flood threats and mitigation in the years since Irene.

Also joining the program is Janel Hanrahan, associate professor of atmospheric sciences at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon and director of The Climate Consensus project, to discuss what a changing climate means for rainfall and flood risks in New England.

Broadcast live on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.