The University of Rhode Island has been developing a new “Hazard Impacts Modeling Tool” in collaboration with the RI Emergency Management Agency, Providence Emergency Management Agency, RI Department of Health, and other partners. The system includes an assessment of cascading consequences of extreme weather impacting critical infrastructure (e.g., wastewater treatment facilities, sewer systems, airports, and seaports). This project has received initial funding from the US Department of Homeland Security, through the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence, and has been piloted in the City of Providence with hopes of expanding statewide and then to Southern New England.
Please help with this project by completing an Emergency Management Survey that will help the project team identify next steps tailored to the needs of the emergency management community in Southern New England. In particular, we would like to identify the best methods for delivering information about storm impacts in real time as a storm makes its way up the coast. This survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete.
For more information, please contact Prof. Austin Becker, Dept. of Marine Affairs, URI, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-874-4192.
In case the above link to the survey doesn’t work, please copy and paste the following URL: https://uri.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eEvcmhKvVOdzq4Z.
Thank you for your assistance with this project.