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Mitigation and Outreach in Action

In 2003, FEMA contributed $900 thousand to support the Shuttering Program in Miami-Dade County, FL. The program continues to help low-income families add shutters to their homes to protect them from hurricane damage. As it turned out, the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons were some of the costliest to date in Florida history. But the homes shuttered by this program had no significant damage. "Shuttering is one of the best things you can do for benefit-cost ratio, practically, and great protection for the building envelope." - Frank Reddish, Emergency Management Coordinator for Miami-Date County, Florida (2006)

Shuttering Program

Photo by Kirsten Roth - May 24, 2017
Last Updated: January 9, 2018