Coastal Flood Risk Reduction Course

Nicole Faghin, Coastal Management Specialist


Many major disaster declarations are due in whole or in part to flooding. But communities can adopt corrective and preventive measures to reduce flood damage. This course incorporates floodplain management practices, and participants learn about the traditional structural and nonstructural mitigation approaches to reduce risk, increase opportunities for prevention, and increase resilience.


The coastal flood risk reduction course, offered through the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center and taught in local communities throughout Washington state, provides an overview of the flooding risks to coastal built and natural environments, in addition to introducing capabilities (approaches and tools) that can support coastal prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

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