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Thursday Schedule Detail

Session Name: Mitigation~~Hazard Mitigation Best Practices: Strategies for Historic Structures and Neighborhoods
Session Description:

Landmark buildings and structures, historic districts, and archaeological sites reflect a community’s distinct heritage and are a source of pride for many residents. Historical, cultural, and architectural resources significantly contribute to a community’s character, quality of life, and economic base. Coastal communities throughout the country contain an abundance of historic resources that are vulnerable to damage from hurricane winds and flooding. Based on previous damage assessments nationwide, it appears that a lack of preparedness has led to increased damage and in many cases inadvertent losses. The lack of sufficient damage assessment, proper debris management, improper and inappropriate repairs along with limited input from knowledgeable preservation professionals all contribute to the problem. This workshop will review the findings of a St. Augustine, Florida survey completed by representatives from the City and the University of Florida following Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The workshop will include a discussion of recommended pre-disaster mitigation and post-disaster recovery related actions and strategies when dealing with historic structures and neighborhoods.

Day of Week: Thursday
Time Start: 8:30AM