Your Fort Worth Post and the Dallas Post are hosting a joint meeting at the Petroleum Club on June 3rd. Please make note of the DIFFERENT TIME: 8AM – 1PM.
8-9AM Networking, Coffee & Continental Breakfast
9AM-12PM Program: Tony Semento, Chief, S3 Emergency Management/Security, USACE Fort Worth District
12-1230PM Buffet Lunch
1230-1PM Standard Monthly Meeting
Price: $35 Member or Non-Members/$30 Young Member (under 35 years old)
Superstorm Sandy devastated New Jersey, New York, and other areas along the eastern seaboard six months ago on October 29, 2012. It took at least 72 lives in the United States and caused nearly $50 billion in damages.1
Congress eventually provided $60 billion in disaster relief and recovery aid.2 These recovery efforts continue to this day.
Sandy was the worst natural disaster in the United States in terms of destruction and deaths since Hurricane Katrina and Rita in 2005, but it wasn’t the only one.
In 2011 and 2012 alone, the United States experienced 25 floods, storms, droughts, heat waves, and wildfires that each caused at least $1 billion in damages. Combined, these extreme weather events were responsible for 1,107 fatalities and up to $188 billion in economic damages.3