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Mitigation Media

This page utilizes multi-media to encourage greater use of Program Administration by States (PAS), describes the real life value of safe rooms, notes how Geographic Information Systems can facilitate the development of HMGP applications and demonstrate Losses Avoided, as well as provides State Hazard Mitigation Officers interviews which can help educate new mitigation staff on the general HMGP process.

PAS Overview:
Anna Pudlo (FEMA Region V Hazard Mitigation Assistance Branch Chief) provides an overview of FEMA’s PAS pilot. The PAS allows for a streamlined grant process, enabling mitigation funding to be awarded more quickly to recipients. Representatives from Florida’s Division of Emergency Management highlight their positive experiences with PAS.

Safe Room Testimonial:
This video is an interview of Tom Cook and his daughter, residents of Racine, MO. In May 2008, a tornado tore through Racine with winds exceeding more than 200 miles per hour. Tom, his wife, and his daughter all took refuge in their bathroom. The tornado’s devastation included the tragic loss of Tom’s wife. Following that event, Tom took action and secured a safe room at his house. Three short years later, in May 2011, Tom and his daughter sought refuge in the safe room when an even more powerful tornado hit Racine. Although their home was completely destroyed, the safe room held and Tom and his daughter emerged unharmed.

State Hazard Mitigation Officers Interviews:
Four State Hazard Mitigation Officers (SHMOs) discuss their experiences with HMGP and offer insight on several topics they have encountered in their respective Regions. The video features Nick Burke, SHMO for North Carolina; Roxanne Gray, SHMO for Wisconsin; Angie Lane, current SHMO for Oregon; and Dennis Sigrist, former SHMO for Oregon. Topics include matching funds, collaborating with FEMA, and potential partners for mitigation projects. Dennis discusses Oregon’s severe winter storms that occurred December 2015.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Video:
This video provides communities with information on how the GIS can be used to facilitate HMA application development. GIS mapping technologies help applicants display their particular story. GIS can help illustrate boundaries of impacts from natural hazards with respect to property locations in a way that allows a community to more effectively depicts their vulnerability. This mapping can help facilitate FEMA review for program eligibility determinations. The video also notes several GIS platforms some of which are free to the general public.

PAS Overview:

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Safe Room:

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State Hazard Mitigation Officers Interviews:

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Video:

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Last Updated: 
10/18/2018 - 11:12