Hoboken One Year After Sandy: Lessons Learned About Preparedness, Community and Resiliency

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 ( 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm )

Location: Babbio Auditorium and DeBaun Auditorium

On Oct. 29, 2013, Stevens Institute of Technology and the Hoboken Historical Museum are hosting an event to observe the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy in Hoboken, N.J. 
“Hoboken One Year after Sandy: Lessons Learned about Preparedness, Resiliency and Community” will share lessons learned about bolstering infrastructure resilience and reflect on life during and after Sandy in Hoboken.
An afternoon session from 1-3 p.m. in Babbio Auditorium at Stevens will present preliminary lessons learned about protection and mitigation in urban flood zones. Confirmed speakers represent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New York/New Jersey, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Northeastern University and Stevens.
An evening event from 7-8:30 p.m. in DeBaun Auditorium at Stevens—a collaboration between Stevens and the Hoboken Historical Museum—will focus on the human side of Sandy in Hoboken. The event will feature up to 10 short stories that depict life in Hoboken during and after Sandy and share resources available to the community, including technical assistance, disaster preparedness information and counseling services.  Participants are invited to join the hosts for coffee and dessert in the Babbio Atrium following the event.
Members of the Hoboken and Stevens communities are encouraged to participate by sharing their own experiences, including inspirational tales, stories about how the storm changed lives and led to new personal and/or organizational endeavors, reflections on innovation during disasters, and talks that share images or objects that capture memories of that time.
Presentations must be submitted to www.stevens.edu/sandy by Oct. 8, 2013 and may include storytelling, musical, artistic or theatrical performances, or use of slides and video. The program coincides with the opening of the Hoboken Historical Museum’s exhibit, also entitled, “Hoboken One Year after Sandy: Lessons Learned about Preparedness, Resiliency and Community,” to open on Oct. 26, 2013.
Please register at www.stevens.edu/sandy.