Flood Economics podcast series: Flood Flash

Investment in flood mitigation and what it means for communities across America

EPISODE 1: Flood & Recover

The US is facing an unprecedented number of flooding events. Here is what one community is up against, and why they knew it was time to make some changes.

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EPISODE 2: The Cost of Floods

Floods are one of the costliest and most common natural disasters. By taking mitigation action and increasing preparedness, a community can reduce the costs it has to pay when a flood does hit.

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EPISODE 3: Making Mitigation Happen

What does it take to actually get mitigation projects going? Mayor Stiehm talks about his community’s experience in Austin, Minnesota.

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SPEAKERS

Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana
John Kennedy
US Senator, Louisiana
John Kennedy was elected to represent Louisiana in the US Senate in 2016. He currently serves on the Appropriations, Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs, Budget, Judiciary and Small Business & Entrepreneurship committees. In 2017, Senator Kennedy worked on bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Tom Stiehm, Mayor of Austin, MN
Tom Stiehm
Mayor of Austin, MN
Tom Stiehm was elected mayor of Austin, Minnesota in 2006. Mayor Stiehm has overseen the flood mitigation successes and challenges in his community for more than ten years. He has worked with the private sector, state and federal government to help lower the risk of flooding, both now and in the future.