Category Archives: mitigation

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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Excellent New Article – in Environment Magazine

Since Michelin ranks restaurants with stars, the Diva has decided to award stars to documents re recovery. Here is the first one I would give 4 stars to: Making America More Resilience toward Natural Disasters: A Call For Action, by … Continue reading

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Natural mitigation

The Best Defense Against Catastrophic Storms: Mother Nature Extreme weather, sea level rise and degraded coastal systems are placing people and property at greater risk along the coast. Natural habitats such as dunes and reefs are critical to protecting millions … Continue reading

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Another Call for Safe Rooms and Mitigation

Shortly after the tornadoes in Moore, media from all over the nation, as well as many professional associations, are adamant in their call for some mitigative measures so that the repetitive losses of life and property are reduced.  Since the … Continue reading

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Finding the Right Balance for Natural Hazard Mitigation.

News article from HS Wire on May 6, 2013: Finding the Right Balance for Natural Hazard Mitigation. Uncertainty issues are paramount in the assessment of risks posed by natural hazards and in developing strategies to alleviate their consequences.Researchers describe a … Continue reading

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APA Policy Paper on Hazard Mitigation

Although intended for internal policy use by the American Planning Association, this 5-page paper titled Policy Paper: Hazard Mitigation provides a useful update on current concerns and unfinished business with respect to hazard mitigation. Related articles Planning in a Post-Sandy … Continue reading

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Flood Mitigation Efforts in Other Countries

QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA The U.S. is not the only country trying to think ahead and find ways to mitigate future flood damage.  Queensland has experienced many devastating floods in recent years and is working to anticipate and aboid future flood damamges. … Continue reading

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Good Example of Floodproofing High Rise Office Buildings

From the NY Times on Feb. 20, Landlords in NYC . An Interesting account of how owners of high-priced commercial office buildings have taken mitigation measures in light of future flooding.  If you have money and are smart enough to … Continue reading

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