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Author: Kirsten Roth
If there is one thing FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Branch Chiefs Karen Helbrecht, Michael Hillenburg and Anna Pudlo have in common, it’s their desire to build stronger communities through disaster preparedness and resilience collaboration.All three joined FEMA nearly 30 years ago, shortly after the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act was amended in 1988 to include funding for hazard mitigation.Initially, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program had funds appropriated from Congress with a budget of $200,000 that was used to educate communities on how...
Posted On: March 15, 2018