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Flooding 411 Webinar Series

Approximately 27% of the population of South Carolina lives in a coastal area, which are prone to be impacted by flooding in some way. As impacts are projected to increase with changes in climate and sea levels, providing residents with information on understanding and mitigation is needed.

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium partnered with Clemson Extension, the ACE Basin NERR Coastal Training Program, and the North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR Coastal Training Program to create ‘Flooding 411’, a new virtual series focused on residential flooding issues.

Flooding 411 is a series of four 90-minute webinars, first implemented in Summer 2021, created to address flooding issues that coastal South Carolina residents are facing. Various scientific and government experts are brought in to deliver information on subjects such as flooding safety, property protection, community impacts, and who to contact. The four sessions in Summer 2021 included “Water in Our Landscape: Constant Change,” “Who’s Who for Flood Management and Recovery,” “Reducing Flood Impacts to Your Property and Community,” and “Successful Community Flood Management.”

The kickoff of this series was a success with an approximately 93-138 participants and an average of 40 SCPEAC CEU certificates were awarded for each webinar. Overall 95% of survey respondents indicated that these webinars were worthwhile to attend, 100% learned something new and 67% plan to apply their knowledge in some way.

The team is currently planning content for the version of the series which will return in summer of 2022.