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.
I also want to thank your organization for the outstanding service that was provided to CORSA and Putnam County after the August 2007 flood. ...The assistance provided by the your team saved a lot of valuable county staff time in expediting the request for assistance, and their expertise significantly increased the amount of recovery that was received from FEMA.I would recommend the services provided by your team to any entity who is attempting to expedite receiving the maximum public assistance that is available from FEMA after a disaster.
David W. Brooks, CPCU
Managing Director - County Risk Sharing Authority/County Commissioners Association of Ohio
During the past three years your organization has provided our city with excellent support in the areas of grant writing, mitigation, reporting, liaison assistance with both federal and state officials, and logistical support for reporting deadlines.Their work has been a major factor in our recovery success, helping us to recover from that devastating flood and to deal with the often complex and difficult FEMA recovery process.I can confidently recommend your organization as a solid and reputable contractor, and experts in their field.
Ralph Hendricks
City Manager - City of Marble Falls, Texas

Severe storms dumped massive amounts of rain in the Southern Tier of New York State in the summer of 2006, resulting in widespread flooding. 

When Hurricane Katrina struck, bringing with it widespread flooding and damage, the City of Slidell took the brunt of the storm. Located just 30 miles north of New Orleans, the two cities were both hit full-force by the destructive power of the hurricane. Unfortunately for Slidell, the nation first focused on the recovery of New Orleans. The City of Slidell didn't begin its recovery operations under Adjusters International had been hired, bringing the expertise required to turn the recovery process around.

  • Waveland-Bay St. Louis School District, Mississippi
  • 1994-DR-MA Severe Storms and Tornadoes
  • City of Batesville, Arkansas
  • City of Sparks, Nevada
  • City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Danville, California
  • Port Arthur International Public Port, Texas
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Texas
  • 4094-DR-AK Severe Storm, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, and Landslides
  • Town of Union, New York

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