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Ellicott City One Year Later: Rising from a Flood

On the evening of July 30, 2016, the historic center of Ellicott City, Maryland, was devastated by one of the strongest floods in its 250-year history. In less than 90 minutes, a torrential storm dropped more than six inches of rain. In addition to being a humanitarian nightmare, the flood also...

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America's Eroding Edges: Enabling Families to Adapt to Climate Change Independently

The edges of our country are eroding. From Alaska to Louisiana, centuries of culture, tangible history, and dynamic communities are being battered by stronger storms and sea level rise—raising difficult questions about adaptation, relocation, and what it means to be an American experiencing...

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Teaching Climate Change and Cultural Heritage in American Samoa

The edges of our country are eroding. From Alaska to Louisiana,centuries of culture, tangible history, and dynamic communities arebeing battered by stronger storms and sea level rise—raising difficultquestions about adaptation, relocation, and what it means to be anAmerican experiencing climate...

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Loss, Damage, and America’s Eroding Edges

At the end of each year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation publishes that year’s 10 preservation wins and losses, a list that spotlights the dedication of local groups who fought tirelessly to save the landmarks and landscapes they cherish most. It is filled with inspiring stories of...

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The Effects of Sea Level Rise on Historic Districts and the Need for Adaptation (2013 Thesis)

Abstract Shoreline communities are unprepared for the increasing effects of sea level rise hazards on the built environment. As a result, Atlantic Coast historic properties reflecting cultural heritage face degradation or destruction. Numerous scientific studies project that sea level rise will...

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Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings

Useful manual to help building owners reduce structural and cosmetic flood damage to older and historic buildings. 2005 version. #DisasterResponse #Flood #PreservationTools

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Summer 2015 Forum Journal: High Water and High Stakes: Cultural Resources and Climate Change

The summer issue of the Forum Journal looks at climate change and sea level rise and what they mean for historic resources now and in the future. Discover what communities are doing to mitigate the effects of sea level rise, and find out about changes to the National Flood Insurance Program and...

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Flood Insurance and Historic Buildings

By Joslyn Hayes Preservationists around the country are taking steps to document, protect, and mitigate the effects of climate change on cultural resources. In the summer issue of the Forum Journal , titled “ High Water and High Stakes: Cultural Resources and Climate Change ,”...

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Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings

During Hurricane Sandy, many older and historic buildings were affected by the heavy rains and flooding that occurred during and after the storm. A free publication, Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings , is available from the National Trust to help building owners minimize...

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