Category Archives: mitigation

What Will Happen in States Where Governors are Climate Change Deniers?

See this article from the conservative newspaper, Washington Times: FEMA targets climate change skeptic governors, could withhold funding; New rules put Rick Scott [FL], Bobby Jindal [LA], Chris Christie [NJ], Pat McCrory [NC] Greg Abbott[TX] in bind. [The Diva filled … Continue reading

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Climate Change to Be Included in Mitigation Plans

Include Climate Change in Disaster Planning, FEMA Says. Federal funds that help communities brace for emergencies will stop being provided to states if they ignore threats posed by climate change in their disaster planning.

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New State Mitigation Plan Guide

Newly issued guidance on mitigation from FEMA.

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Hazard Mitigation Wall in Moore OK

From Moore, OK, a story about a new Hazard Mitigation Wall. I never knew that a highway noise barricade could also provide high wind protection. Thanks to Rob Dale for this citation.

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New Business Coalition Calls for More Mitigation

Coalition Calls for Natural Disaster Mitigation Strategy With tropical storm season underway, the Build Strong Coalition, a group of national business and consumer organizations, corporations and emergency management officials dedicated to stronger building codes, in order to protect homes and … Continue reading

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A Push for Mitigation

This article from titled Mitigation can save lives and reduce the cost of natural disasters was written by a Republican Congressman from PA, which is what makes it interesting to me.  Some excerpts: As the chairman of the Economic Development, … Continue reading

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Once Again: Planning is Cheaper than Reacting

From HSWire.com, Protecting Cities From Floods Cheaper Than Postflood Damage Repairs.  Some excerpts from the article: Researchers say that global warming is here to stay, and thus it is time to start making plans for dealing with the inevitable flooding … Continue reading

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