Taking Action: Lessons from a Superstorm

Taking Action: Lessons from a Superstorm

Jon Carter, Town Manager, Wells, Maine
Loretta Hoglund, coastal property owner, Drakes Island
Architect and Representative Deane Rykerson, House District 1, Kittery
Businessperson and Representative Robert Foley, House District 7, Wells
Tin Smith, Wells Reserve

Superstorm Sandy and Irene were near misses for Southern Maine and caused widespread and long lasting damage to infrastructure and people in the communities they impacted. How would we have fared if the storms had come closer? Last summer a group of Mainers visited coastal New Jersey, speaking with town officials and residents. They have brought their experience back and will share key lessons learned for homeowners, municipalities and state government to avoid, mitigate, and more quickly recover from such an event. This will be a discussion about what we can do.