Capital Branch Speaker Lunch

May 22, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Old Spaghetti Factory
1910 J. Street
Sacramento, CA 95811


Sacramento Capital Branch May Lunch Meeting

Tuesday, May 22 2018

Old Spaghetti Factory

1910 J St, Sacramento, CA 95811

11:30 AM Networking

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch and Presentation 

Fire and Flooding - Santa Barbara County Mudslides

David Block, MPA, Yolo County Office of Emergency Services

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The Sacramento Region has an extensive relationship with seasonal flooding. But what happens to floods after a major fire?  This presentation will review the Santa Barbara County Mudslides and focus on the major differences in riverine and alluvial flooding, flooding after fires, and the importance of robust and coordinated effort among a diverse group, including engineers, in order to efficiently provide emergency response services to the Public.

About the Speaker:

David Block, MPA, is curenlty an emergency management professional working with the County of Yolo, California. David is a highly regarded emergency manager, who was called upon by the California Office of Emergency Services to lead the emergency planning team while responding to the post-fire flooding and mudslides in Santa Barbara County earlier this year. He has extensive experience with public organizations working primarily with the U.S. Department of the Interior, where he gained extensive knowledge and insight into the complex relationship between people and their environment. David has a strong commitment to promoting community resiliency, seeking integrative solutions to help mitigate local communities from the impacts of major disasters.  David earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science, and a Minor in History from Roger Williams University. He later on earned his Masters in Public Administration, with a concentration in Emergency Management from Florida State University.