Preparing Erie for Extreme Weather

What to do and Where to Start


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On June 22, 2022, CRANE will be hosting an in-person engagement event for municipal leaders, code enforcement officers, flood plane managers, and other local leaders to assess Erie’s vulnerabilities to extreme weather risks. This session will build off the April 27th introductory webinar “Preparing Erie for Extreme Weather” (view recording here) which provided background on this effort, and featured information from the document “Understanding Erie’s Level of Preparedness for Coastal Flooding and Other Weather Disasters.”

The workshop will be from 9 AM to 12 PM on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at the Rotary Pavilion on Presque Isle State Park. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Registration is required by Wednesday June 15, 2022.

This session is part of a multi-step process to identify Erie’s level of preparedness for extreme weather and identify solutions to build county-wide resilience.


Making an Impact In Erie County

This project was made possible through a grant from the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments program (GLISA) as well as support through NOAA and Erie Insurance.

The goal is to move local communities through the “Steps to Resilience” Framework, to help Erie better recover from severe weather and more frequently occurring extreme weather. This process will identify and prioritize Erie’s greatest risks and vulnerabilities, and develop action strategies needed to become more resilient and better prepared.

Watch the video and click on the icons below to learn more about each of the steps in this process.

This video from the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit provides an overview of each of the steps in the Steps to Resilience framework.

Explore Hazards

Learn more about about weather events impacting the region and how communities are coping.

Assess Vulnerabilities and Risks

A vulnerability assessment process will ask specific questions that aim to gauge level of preparedness in sectors such as critical infrastructure, social systems, transportation, and more.


Investigate Options

CRANE will work with community members and stakeholders to identify action strategies that enhance  preparedness and resiliency.

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Share your Erie Weather Stories

Local knowledge comes from the experiences, perceptions, and concerns, of community members. This information helps us to better understand priority needs and barriers, identify gaps in knowledge, and create tools and resources to address those needs. CRANE created the “Preparing for Extreme Weather in Erie, Pennsylvania” Survey to provide an opportunity for  stakeholders to share their stories and create an understanding of the communities’ greatest challenges.