ABSTRACT

Hazard Mitigation Assistance: Mitigation Action Portfolio   [open pdf - 22MB]

From the Introduction and Background: "In recent years, Americans have witnessed the enormous and devastating effects of hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and other events. The increasing duration, intensity, and severity of such disasters--which are exacerbated by changes in population, land use, and weather patterns--are alarming and highlight one of the most important emergency management challenges facing the United States. [...] In response to these alarming impacts, the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group, which includes representatives from the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and is chaired by FEMA, produced the National Mitigation Investment Strategy. The National Mitigation Investment Strategy is a single national strategy for advancing mitigation investment to reduce risks posed by--and increase the nation's resilience to--natural hazards, such as sea level rise, droughts, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and earthquakes. The Investment Strategy encourages the whole community, including individuals, to invest in pre- and post-disaster mitigation by adopting the Investment Strategy's three shared goals: [1] Show how mitigation investments reduce risk; [2] Coordinate mitigation investments to reduce risk; [and 3] Make mitigation investments standard practice[.] This portfolio showcases mitigation projects to provide practitioners with examples of activities that integrate the Investment Strategy's goals and reflect the guiding principles of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA)."

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Date:
2020-08
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov/
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pdf
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