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  30 Years of Hazard Mitigation Assistance

FEMA provides Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) mitigation grants to state, local, tribal and territorial jurisdictions reduce their losses from natural hazards. Hazard mitigation measures are any sustainable action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term and permanent risk to people and property from future disasters.

Throughout the past 30 years, legislative milestones and major storm events have created new approaches and programs to address disaster damages.

This web page showcases some defining events and advancements in the history of FEMA’s mitigation. View a detailed timeline showcasing some defining events and advancements in the history of FEMA’s mitigation assistance program.

 FEMA.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Timeline

 an elevated home, greenspace elevation, and a clipboard. The image also explains the new benefits of mitigating earthquake damage and that for every $1 invested in earthquake measures, $4 is saved. At the bottom of this image, is a heat map that identifies the areas of the greatest benefit cost ratio across the United States.

 Pensacola, FloridaEmergency Generator Procured

 

30 Year HMA Timeline with Descriptions

View a detailed timeline showcasing some defining events and advancements in the history of FEMA’s mitigation assistance.

Hazard Mitigation Grants Data Visualization

Data Visualization of FEMA mitigation projects funded over the last 30 years by country, state, and region of the country.The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers three Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) programs that provide funding for eligible mitigation planning and projects that reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages.The programs are the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program.

The snapshots below are examples to show FEMA’s online data visualization (http://bit.ly/2oJ72M9) resource. Each view summarizes the mitigation projects funded over the last 30 years.The data includes the amount of funds obligated and the number of mitigation projects for each of the programs.Data can be viewed by county, state, FEMA region or by Congressional District.

Hazard Mititgation SnapshotCounty View

Screen shot of the Hazard Mitigation SnapshotFEMA Region viewClick here button

Hazard Mititgatio Snapshot State Viewclick here

Hazard Mitigation SnapshotCongressional District ViewClick Here

 

Mitigation: Project Highlight

Debris Flow Barriers25 YearLife Span to CaptureRiver Debris and SedimentInstall Debris Flow Barriersfor Water Runoff Events

 State of KansasProtecting school children from tornadoes24 saferoomsserving approximately7,800 students in 180 schoolsDesign shelters with guidane provided by FEMA publication 361

Hazard Mitigation SnapshotCongressional District ViewClick Here

 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin IslandsMitigated Roofs Remain Strong2017 HurricaneNo Structural Damage ObservedDesign Roofs to Withstand High Winds

 Salinas, Puerto Rico

 Miami, FLUpgraded roofs, walls, windows and doors

300 goats clear excess fire wildfire fuel across 14 acres for 13 days. 700 people learn ways to lower risk and prepare for wildfires.

 Daytona, FloridaElevated Structure Withstands Hurricane Irma

 

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03/30/2018 - 15:08