But he wasn't savvy about his own disaster readiness when he first moved to an apartment on
"I threw everything I owned into an apartment in a Category 1 storm surge zone the day before the Hurricane Floyd evacuation," he said.
Growing up in inland
"I was that person," Long said. "I was uninformed. I didn't understand the risk."
Even after a 2017 hurricane season in which Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma brought widespread disaster to
Long, who served as
Brock also told the conference what
"If the law changes there will be
Jones doesn't consider
"In our community with us going through Matthew and Irma I think people in our community they're well-educated and they understand what the threats to our community are," he said.
It's all about getting individuals ready, he said.
"That means looking at building codes to make sure we're not building in a location that's prone to significant flooding," he said. "When something is damaged building it back better so that it minimizes the impact of a future damage later on. Looking at ways we can improve that individual either in knowledge or in hazard mitigation so that they can sustain the effects of a disaster in the future."
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