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Take a coffee break with us to learn how climate change could impact the risk assessment and mitigation strategies outlined in your Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Destruction caused by natural disasters in the U.S. annually totals an average $54 billion in losses and requires federal spending averaging $17 billion. Enforcing modern building codes and floodplain ordinances can be a powerful force in reducing those numbers and strengthening the nation’s resiliency after disasters.
Examine the outcomes of leveraging data-driven assessments and technical assistance from the Community Planning and Capacity Building (CPCB) Recovery Support Function (RSF) to empower underserved communities in Puerto Rico to recover.
FEMA will host a series of 60-minute webinar sessions to provide an overview of the draft Local Elected and Appointed Officials Guide and to gather feedback from whole community partners.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, has a long history with flood-related disasters and hazard mitigation planning. Decades ago, a George Washington University study identified Tulsa as the most frequently flooded city in the United States.
Bourne, Massachusetts, is the gateway to other Cape Cod towns. It spans the Cape Cod Canal and has 55 miles of coastline. It uniquely faces Cape Cod Bay to the northeast and Buzzards Bay to the west. The town faces many risks and vulnerabilities from coastal flooding, erosion and severe storms. Water quality is also a serious concern for the town estuaries.
The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has seen the recent impacts from flooding events on their wild rice which are a cultural and important natural resource for the tribe. The tribe has invested in several planning efforts over the years to help mitigate/reduce the flooding risks to the wild rice lakes. Recently, the Grand Portage Ojibwe people reached out to Cook County, Minnesota and collaborated with other neighboring tribes to integrate their hazard mitigation, wetland and climate adaptation plans.
This week kicks off the first event in the annual Alliances for Climate Action virtual series with key speakers including FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy. This year’s annual event will be co-hosted by FEMA and NASA and will feature leaders from the public, private, non-governmental and academic sectors who will discuss how they’re tackling the growing threat of climate change.
In recognition of National Preparedness Month and Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), FEMA and the Ad Council released new Ready Campaign PSAs today, developed specifically for the Latino community as part of FEMA’s approach to advance accessibility and cultural competency in boosting the nation’s preparedness. The new “Prepare to Protect” PSAs in Spanish and English inform people living in communities across the country how to prepare for natural disasters. These new PSAs represent a first for FEMA with the specific focus on the Latino community and will supplement the other elements of this year’s campaign’s work to reach all audiences around the nation.