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Working together to make communities safer from hurricanes is more important than ever.

Hurricanes constitute one of the greatest potential threats to life and property along the Northeastern coast. In order to mitigate the considerable human, economic, and environmental impacts of future storm events, it is critical that coastal managers, planners and state officials have an accurate and conclusive understanding of their probability and consequences.

In recognition of the 70th anniversary of the devastating 1938 Northeast Hurricane, an invitation-only event was organized to gather academics, scientists and public/private sector representatives to focus on the impact of severe storms and the potential advantages of hurricane risk mitigation efforts.

Panel moderator Dr. David Vallee of NOAA/National Weather Service introduces the topic of Examining the New England Hurricane Threat - What if the 1948 Northeast Hurricane Happened Today?