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Achieving resilience at a community level requires the engagement of multiple partners and disciplines who come together to share information and resources. Effective strategies like the implementation of modern building codes and emerging solutions like community resilience benchmarking can only be successful when we work together.
Partner Developed Guidance Connects the Use of Nature-Based Solutions with FEMA’s Mitigation Programs
Many potential applicants do not understand how to develop competitive nature-based hazard mitigation project proposals for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) programs.). Without clear understanding a community may miss out on the opportunity to help reduce its potential for flood disasters.
Santa Rosa, California In 2017, Santa Rosa was ravaged by the Tubbs Fire, part of a series of fast-moving wildfires that spread across Northern California.
Santa Clara Pueblo Learning Objective: Analyze how a tribe used creativity, perseverance, and a long-term mindset to manage and build resilience through a challenging wildfire and flood recovery.
Santa Clara Pueblo Learning Objective: Examine how a tribal government with limited prior disaster management experience embraced a collaborative approach after a devastating fire and subsequent floods to successfully build ba
Portland, Oregon, residents now save 25% in flood insurance premiums — an average $365 per policy in the Special Flood Hazard Area — as a result of Portland’s continued focus on floodplain management and flood risk reduction.
Multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation planning can be an effective process to build partnerships between communities that face common hazard risks, leading to shared solutions. It can also help build a foundation to shift priorities as risks and vulnerabilities change.