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Protecting Homes during Extreme Weather - High Wind Events
The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) along with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) present our first webinar in a series about protecting homes and health during extreme weather events. Housing will need to play a central role in our response to a changing climate, both in terms of mitigation (e.g., energy efficient homes that reduce emissions), and also adaptation so that people can be safe before, during, and after extreme weather events like extreme heat, extreme cold, hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires, which are increasing in frequency and intensity.

Our first webinar will be moderated by Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, Assistant Professor of Environmental Medicine at the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute of University of Louisville, and will feature presenters from the National Low Income Housing Coalition and Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. Presenters will discuss high wind events (including hurricanes and their subsequent flooding) and their impact on homes. Topics of discussion will include how local, state, and national organizations are working to ensure disaster survivors including households with low incomes, people experiencing homelessness, people with disabilities, and other marginalized communities have the resources they need to fully recover. We will also explore the disproportionate risk of hurricanes and coastal flooding events on rental units and the impact of natural disasters on renters concerns about their health and safety.

This webinar series is made possible and is funded through a cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NEHA.


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