2024 Webinar: Why People Die During Flood Events and Options for Reducing Future Flood Fatalities

When:  Jan 9, 2024 from 12:00 to 14:00 (ET)
Speaker(s): Jason T. Needham, US Army Corps of Engineers, Lead Consequence Specialist 

PDH's: This webinar is eligible for 2 PDH credits.

This webinar will describe what we know about why people die during flood events and opportunities to reduce flood fatalities during future events. Results from analysis of over 100 location-specific fatalities will be provided to lay the foundation for understanding what leads to life loss during dam breach, levee breach, coastal, and riverine flood events. This webinar will describe a modern approach for estimating potential loss of life from flooding and show how emergency management activities can be used to reduce it.  

Key Takeaways: 
Understand why people die (or not) when coming in contact with flood water (direct life loss).
Understand why people die due to circumstances associated with major flood events, even when not coming in contact with water (indirect life loss).
Discuss LifeSim, a modern tool for estimating potential loss of life from flooding.
Understand factors that influence the effectiveness of an evacuation effort.
Learn about a set of tools for reducing potential loss of life from flooding and other hazards.