Flooding is the single greatest natural cause of property damage loss in Pennsylvania. After Hurricane Sandy in 2014, the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) has, through its Disaster Planning for Historic Properties Initiative, worked with community partners to survey historic properties at risk of flooding, identify individual properties for in-depth analysis, and produce guidance for communities engaged in disaster planning. This presentation will provide an overview of projects conducted to date with a focus on the Philadelphia area and a discussion of the evolution of PA SHPO’s approach in response to lessons learned.
Presenter: John Gardosik
Hurricane Sandy Recovery Project Manager at the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office