Category Archives: Mitigation

Mitigation More than Pays for Itself

See this article: A disaster that does not happen saves lives and money  

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A Huge Amount of Federal Funds Has Gone to LA

From Fortune magazine, see this article titled Top Ten FEMA-Funded Disasters This is not an easy article to follow, but what jumped out at me from viewing the chart in the middle of the article was how much federal funding … Continue reading

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New Hazard Mitigation Resources

News Release from the University of Colorado Denver: Today we launched a new guide and website on hazard mitigation planning “Planning for Hazards: Land Use Solutions for Colorado.” The guide and site were funded by the CDBG-DR program and developed … Continue reading

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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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