Preparedness Mitigation

FEMA’s Mitigation program is designed to assist communities with funding, to implement natural hazard mitigation programs pre-disaster to reduce the overall risk to their population and infrastructure from future disasters. Through the program FEMA awards both planning and project grants and also provides opportunities to raise public awareness of the need to plan and prepare before disaster strikes, to reduce reliance on federal funding following disasters.

Mitigation Plans

mitigation plans

Tidal Basin works with states and individual jurisdictions to create Hazard Mitigation Plans which identify the potential hazards that present risks to life and property. We then recommend specific mitigation actions that can reduce the impact of a disaster event.

The hazard mitigation plan outlines the organization’s strategies and priorities for mitigating against the various potential natural hazards or man-made threats. The plan not only guides emergency managers, but also assists in the grant funding process.

How Tidal Basin Can Assist

  • Draft custom plans tailored to your organizations needs
  • Update and enhance existing plans
  • Mitigation strategy assessments and development

Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program

Pre Disaster Mitigation

Mitigation projects must reduce long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects.

Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grants provide funds to eligible to implement pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation measures that are cost effective and are designed to reduce injuries, loss of life, and damage and destruction of property.  PDM funds can be used for mitigation planning and mitigation projects.

How Tidal Basin Can Assist

  • Development of a mitigation strategy
  • Assist with the competitive grant management process

Who We
Have Helped

Discover in detail how our team of professionals is playing an instrumental role in helping hundreds of organizations, governments, communities, not-for-profits, and private sector clients prepare and maximize their financial recovery sooner from the worst disasters.
We had initially thought we would be able to assess the damage and work with FEMA and our insurance carrier's adjusters by ourselves. It quickly became evident that we were going to need help. We realized we did not have the personnel, time or expertise it was going to take to deal with complex governmental regulations and equally complex insurance and adjusting issues, especially when it was taking all the resources we had just to get essential county services up and running again. ... your organization really came to the rescue. You delivered what you promised, and that counts for everything down here in South East Texas.
Cary Erickson, SPHR
Director of Human Resources and Risk Management - Jefferson County, Texas
The 2004 hurricane season was a difficult one for Lee County in Southwest Florida. We were fortunate, indeed, to have retained your firm to process FEMA claims following Hurricane Charley. Especially effective was the coordinated approach you used in seeking financial relief from separate sources such as FEMA, FHWA, NRCS and insurance. ...The knowledge needed to deal with FEMA regulations is mind-boggling. It was obvious you and your team are very much up to speed with these regulations, procedures and processes.Without hesitation, we would recommend you and your firm to anyone faced with the task of processing large and/or complex loss claims in a disaster environment. Your firm's ability to bring together the right team of professionals at the right time resulted in the creation of a superior product. Your thoroughness, knowledge, attention to detail, and logical approach provided us with the assurance that we would obtain the maximum reimbursement from all eligible sources.
Tony Majul
Budget Director - Lee County, Florida

Adjusters International’s involvement helped reverse FEMA’s original denial of funding to full reimbursement for the repairs. In the end, Adjusters International’s determination of eligibility allowed the applicant to secure over $14 million in FEMA recovery funding for the facility.

A lack of adequate resources caused the situation to unfold the way it did in Slidell. Due to overburdened FEMA officials and insurance company adjusters, a number of projects were overlooked or underestimated.

  • Steele County, Minnesota
  • 4094-DR-AK Severe Storm, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, and Landslides
  • City of Weslaco, Texas
  • 3299-EM-NY Severe Winter Storm
  • 1665-DR-NY Snow Emergency
  • Union-Endicott Central School District, New York
  • City of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Memorial Hermann Hospital System, Texas
  • Monroe County Sheriff, Florida
  • 1692-DR-NY Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding

Contact Us

If you are in need of thorough disaster preparedness planning, we can help!
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