Weathering the Storm: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery brought to you by the NCEJN and DHHS - Shared screen with speaker view
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I’m Lisa Sorg, environmental investigative reporter with NC Policy Watch
Connie Leeper, Durham
Ajamu, Raleigh-Black Workers for Justice/ Resilience Hubs
Maria Savasta-Kennedy here from UNC School of Law - good to see you all!
Will Hendrick, NC Conservation Network
Hi! Andrew Meeker in Durham
Michael Schachter, New Bern, Carolina Nature Coalition
Thank you Elijah <3
That was so helpful Elijah!
Are these door hangers also in Spanish?
That was awesome El
Ah great, you just answered my questions. They are bilingual
LaQuana Palmer, FHLI
AAH Man...I couldn't vote Lol
How much does it cost to fix these systems after a flood? Does insurance cover it?
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I have a question (but can’t put it in the box because I’m a panelist). There’s understandably a lot of emphasis on on site systems because of their specific vulnerabilities, but I’m wondering the extent to which engineers and planners are thinking of different forms of municipal sewage systems particularly due to climate change? There are many cases of communities (I’m thinking of the Stewart Creek community in Charlotte) who have systematic issues with sewage back up and flooding on centralized systems. The engineered systems are increasingly failing particularly in lower lying areas, which tend to be lower income communities and communities of color.
Most homeowner's insurance does not cover "rising" water of any type. So a failed septic system that backs up into a home would be excluded. Home owners can add a rider to their insurance policy but it is expensive. Sometimes flood insurance is available subsidized through the National Flood Insurance Program if your community have adopted floodplain management mitigation programs
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Thank you all!