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Universities impacted by disasters face tremendous challenges as they work to rebuild and recover. As we have seen across the nation following major disasters, there is extreme pressure to rebuild, and resume operations quickly. Communities and institutions face the very real impacts of loss of business, employees, vendors, students and residents. Universities have an opportunity to utilize the lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy and other events, as well as the new risk data being made available to ensure that they plan now to rebuild in a safer and smarter fashion which minimizes the future impacts of a similar event. Taking steps to rebuild safer and smarter through the use of mitigation tools, such as elevation, can also help to defray the increasing costs of insurance in the impacted areas.