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ASCE extends our deepest condolences to all who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, and especially to our members in the region. We encourage all who are able to help to donate to the Red Cross to aid in recovery efforts.

Red Cross LogoASCE maintains a long-standing partnership with the American Red Cross. Through this relationship, ASCE has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars in relief funds on behalf of the civil engineering community.

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Red Cross Safe and Well:   

This Red Cross website is designed to help concerned family and friends make contact with those who have registered themselves as “safe and well.” If you are in the affected area and have lost contact, you can access the site here.

Mitigating the effects of storms

Tragedy that affects so many lives and so much of our infrastructure is always a reminder of the crucial role that civil engineers must play in setting direction for the future. ASCE is mobilizing efforts on several fronts to bring leadership and expertise to bear in addressing the serious infrastructure and resiliency challenges laid bare by major storms.

ASCE has developed a guidance document outlining key attributes required for successful, safe, resilient, and sustainable critical infrastructure systems. The document will assist in proactively addressing the issues related to infrastructure resilience.

One resource that we are making available immediately is a selection of ASCE publications on hurricane storm surge and the effects on infrastructure, modeling and research, and lessons learned from previous storms.

In the New York Times, Monday, November 5: Engineers’ Warnings in 2009 Detailed Storm Surge Threat to the Region

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Disaster Preparedness & Mitigation

Faced with the daunting responsibility of building and repairing the infrastructure of devastated communities, civil engineers are at the forefront of efforts to minimize loss to life and property through preparedness and mitigation. ASCE provides a range of resources to help civil engineers, related professionals and the public contribute to this important effort.

So, You Live Behind a Levee! Preparedness Guide

Levee Guide smallMost people know that levees are built near rivers and lakes to reduce flooding risk, but what does it mean to live behind one? Are your home and loved ones safe from floods? How much protection does the levee really provide? What do you need to know to be safe? Download a free copy of ASCE's public education booklet, So, You Live Behind a Levee!, created to answer those questions and more.