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As disasters become more frequent and intensify as a result of climate change, hazard mitigation planning is more important than ever. It can help a community break the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction. FEMA is focusing on hazard mitigation planning as we join community planners around the country and the American Planning Association in recognizing National Community Planning Month this October.

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FEMA makes hazard mitigation program funds from coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic available nationwide. President Biden today approved more than $3.46 billion to increase resilience to the impacts of climate change nationwide. This significant investment will be available for natural hazard mitigation measures across the 59 major disaster declarations issued due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Kate Konschnik explains how electricity is generated in the U.S. and offers considerations for emergency managers to prepare their communities for extended power outages.

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Jan Peelen explains the Netherland’s historic battle with flooding and shares a framework for creating flood risk mitigation programs.

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Brooke Buddemeier educates emergency managers, community leaders, and the public on the effects of a nuclear detonation, critical protective actions, and the role of local emergency responders.

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Dr. Robert Chen outlines the different ways data mapping can be used to help emergency managers identify those at risk before, during, and after a disaster.

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John M. Barry showcases lessons learned from the 1918 and 2009 influenza pandemics and provides guidance on what emergency managers can do to work with public health and elected officials.

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