Tag Archives: natural disaster

Hazard Mitigation for Natural Disasters

This interactive, user-friendly guide tells utilities how to mitigate natural disasters and their impacts, including floods, earthquakes, droughts, wildfires, tornados and power outages. The guide also explains why mitigation is important, how to be included in your community’s local mitigation plan, how to identify potential mitigation projects for each type of disaster, and how to implement and fund proposed mitigation projects. Explore guidebook... Read more

HUD’s Resilience Revolution

​According to the Rockefeller Foundation, the federal government spent $136 billion on disaster relief between 2011 and 2013. The vast majority of those funds were being used to lovingly rebuild things exactly as they were, exactly where they were, according to HUD’s Harriet Tregoning. But what’s needed to make places more resilient is a new way of working, so HUD embarked upon a transformative effort to rethink the way those dollars are spent. HUD has sharply shifted the focus from... Read more

Building Resilient States: A Framework for Agencies

This new report from Smart Growth America lays out seven key steps ​state administrations can take to become more resilient. Disaster preparedness professionals can use it to understand how decisions about land use and transportation can support their efforts to protect people, property, and infrastructure across their state. Learn more... Read more