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  • Póliza de Riesgo Preferencial para Propietarios e Inquilinos

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    La Póliza de Riesgo Preferencial (PRP, por sus siglas en inglés) del Programa Nacional de Seguro contra Inundaciones (NFIP, por sus siglas en inglés) ofrece protección a bajo costo para casas y apartamentos en zonas de riesgo moderado a bajo. Estas se encuentran fueran de las zonas inundables conocidas y se muestran con las letras B, C o X en los Mapas de Riesgo de Inundación (FIRM, por sus siglas en inglés).

    Preferred Risk Policy for Homeowners and Renters (English Version)

  • National Flood Insurance Program - Getting It Right: Annual Premium Rate Increases

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    To ensure policyholders receive the correct annual premium rate increase for their policy covering non-residential property beginning November 1, 2015, they or their agent must submit a completed NFIP Building Use Questionnaire, no less than 60 days prior to the expiration of their non-residential policy. The criteria used to distinguish a “non-residential business policy from an “other non-residential” policy are outlined below.

  • Plan Integration

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    Plan integration is a process where communities look critically at their existing planning framework and align efforts. Integration of hazard mitigation principles into other local planning mechanisms (comprehensive plans, transportation plans, floodplain ordinances, etc.) and vice versa is vital to build a safer, more resilient community. This two-way exchange of information supports community-wide risk reduction, both before and after disasters occur. Not only will the community’s planning efforts be better integrated, but by going through this process there is a higher level of interagency coordination, which is just as important as the planning mechanisms themselves.

  • Family Emergency Communication Plan

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    This document outlines three steps to take to create your Family Emergency Communication Plan: collect contact information for your family and other important contacts; make sure everyone carries a copy of this information with them; and have regular household meetings to review and practice your plan. This document also includes fillable wallet-sized cards—simply type in your information for your family and other important contacts and then print them.

  • PDA Report Denial-IA

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    Report mandated by Congress on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information on the Iowa Denial on July 7, 2015, for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.

  • FEMA-4231-DR-NJ

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    Report mandated by Congress on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information on FEMA-4231-DR- New Jersey for a Severe Storm.

  • FEMA-4230-DR-KS

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    Report mandated by Congress on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information on FEMA-4230-DR- Kansas for Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding.

  • FEMA-4229-DR-CO

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    Report mandated by Congress on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for FEMA-4229-DR-Colorado for Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides.

  • Mitigation Best Practice - Lower Onion Creek Flood Mitigation Buyout Project Gets Kudos from Homeowners

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    This Best Practices tells how a acquisition project, which was partly funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), removed numerous properties from the flood’s path. A study had been prepared determined that acquiring the flood-prone properties and relocating the residents would be more effective than more extensive structural solutions to the flooding problem.

  • Mitigation Best Practice - Nontraditional Wildfire Mitigation in Bastrop County, Texas

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    This Best Practices tells how county decided to reduce understory fuel using non-traditional mechanical means as opposed to prescribed burning. 

  • Mitigation Best Practice - Safe Room Program Offers Cooke County, Texas Residents Peace of Mind

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    This Best Practice tells how one County, that that had a long local history of tornadoes, helped its residents by offering homeowners financial incentives to build tornado shelters and safe rooms. 

  • Mitigation Best Practice - Expansive Flood Control Project Safeguards Austin, Texas Neighborhood

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    This Best Practice tells how one community developed a plan to mitigate against future flooding in their area.

  • Mitigation Best Practice - Award-Winning Team Helps Residents Recover from Disaster

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    This Best Practice shows how the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management recognized a need by their local families who had damage inflicted on them by fire. The result was the creation of the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team (LTRT) comprised of 11 employees that sprang into action immediately.

  • FEMA - MI PA - Draft for Comment - 08-20-2015

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    This draft agreement governing reviews conducted under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act is provided for formal review by the signatories and for comment by any member of the public with an interest in historic or culturally-significant properties in the State of Michigan.

  • Hurricane Katrina Multilingual Documents

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    Documents containing information on hurricane Katrina at the national level.

  • Mitigation Best Practice - Disaster Ready Austin

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    This Best Practice describes how Austin, Texas, created an initiative to be prepared for disaster. The purpose of the initiative is to educate and empower residents to be prepared for emergencies and disasters. 

  • Mitigation Best Practice - Collaborative Community Resilience: Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Planning

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    This Best Practice describes how Harris County, Texas, developed a multi-jurisdictional mitigation planning process. It can be viewed as a model of collaborative planning that enhances community resilience and reduces long term vulnerability.

  • FEMA Public Assistance Second Appeals Tracker

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    This dataset is made up of Public Assistance Second Appeals administered by the Public Assistance Appeals and Audits Branch at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The mission of the Public Assistance Appeals Branch (PAAB) is to administer FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) appeals system in a timely, efficient, consistent, and organized manner.  

    They accomplish this mission by:

    •Adjudicating appeals and issuing timely final determinations

    •Training and supporting FEMA personnel working on appeals throughout the agency

    •Communicating agency policy and practice to FEMA regions and field staff

    •Analyzing trends in appeal filings and identifying issues that may require policy changes

  • Absecon Creek Waterfront Shore Protection Improvements

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    Environmental Assessment Absecon Creek Waterfront Shore Protection Improvements City of Absecon, NJ HMGP 1867-0010 August 2015

    The City of Absecon has applied for Federal Funding from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS-FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to construct waterfront shore protection improvements located on the south side of Faunce Landing Road between the intersections of East Lisbon Avenue and 4th Street in Absecon, New Jersey. This Draft Environmental Assessment serves as documentation of FEMA’s analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the proposed elevations and relocations, including analysis of project alternatives, and identification of impact minimization measures.

    This Draft EA has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10.

  • Environmental Assessment for the St. Croix Coastal Interceptor Relocation Project

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    Environmental Assessment St. Croix Coastal Interceptor Relocation Project Estates La Grande Princess and Golden Rock St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands PDMC-PJ-VI-2014-002 July 2015

    The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) has been awarded a Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance program. A section of the St. Croix Coastal Interceptor, which carries sewage from the La Grande Princess area to the Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) pump station in Christiansted, St. Croix, is currently located offshore in Christiansted Harbor. VIWMA proposes to relocate the St. Croix Coastal Interceptor inland from manhole 0432 to manhole 0439. This project would increase the reliability of the LBJ pump station, improve the water quality of Christiansted Harbor, and avoid potential breakage of the sewer line from the wave action or storm surge caused by hurricanes. This Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact dated July 27, 2015 serves as documentation of FEMA’s analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the proposed relocation, including analysis of project alternatives, and identification of impact minimization measures.

    This Final EA has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10.

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