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- Go to ResourceThe identification, protection, and ready availability of organizational essential records, databases, emergency operating records, rights and interests records, and other documents are critical to the successful implementation and execution of a robust continuity program.
- Go to ResourceFinancial assistance may be provided to insured applicants when FEMA determines that the applicant's insurance benefit for real property damaged by the identified peril is inadequate. An insured applicant's application will not be processed unless insurance documents related to benefits received are provided to FEMA. FEMA will use the criteria in this policy to decide whether the benefit is inadequate.
- Go to ResourceFEMA has begun the process of updating the State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Guidance. The one page “Informational Bulletin” provides an overview of the State Mitigation Planning Guidance update process.
- Go to ResourceThis presentation is intended to provide information regarding the impacts of new legislation called the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, and changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which include the previously passed reform legislation called the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.
- Go to ResourceOn June 4, 2014, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs' Emergency Management and the District of Columbia Subcommittee held a hearing on the Port Security Grant Program. Assistant Administrator for Grants Programs Brian Kamoie testified on behalf of FEMA.
- Go to ResourceFreeboard is a term used by FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to describe a factor of safety usually expressed in feet above the 1-percent-annual-chance flood level. The NFIP requires the lowest floor of structures built in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) to be at or above the BFE, so a structure built with freeboard would have its lowest floor 1 foot or more above the BFE. Adding freeboard will reduce NFIP insurance premiums.
- Go to ResourceEven a slight chance of flooding can pose too great a threat to the delivery of services offered by the maintenance and operation of a community’s critical facilities. Special consideration when formulating regulatory alternatives and floodplain management plans needs to occur when critical facilities are involved.
- Go to ResourceThe area underneath elevated buildings located in these zones may be enclosed provided the enclosures meet certain minimum NFIP requirements
- Go to ResourceIn February of 2010, as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency reorganization, the Logistics Management Directorate was organizationally realigned under the newly created Office of Response and Recovery. LMD is FEMA’s major program office responsible for policy, guidance, standards, execution and governance of logistics support, services and operations. LMD’s mission is to provide an efficient, transparent and flexible logistics capability for the procurement and delivery of goods and services necessary for an effective and timely response to disasters.
- Go to ResourceMitigation is the effort to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. A recent study by the Multi-hazard Mitigation Council* shows that each dollar spent on mitigation saves an average of four dollars.