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Director, RISA Program (Acting)
P: 301-734-1251
E: caitlin.simpson@noaa.gov

Chelsea Combest-Friedman
Social Scientist, RISA
P: (301) 734-1240
E: chelsea.combest_
friedman@noaa.gov

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E: sean.bath@noaa.gov

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Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.