Tidal Basin can assist state governments with their roles and responsibilities related to FEMA’s Individual Assistance program (IA). This includes any State IA programs that are implemented or funded at the State level with or without a presidential declaration. Tidal Basin can provide comprehensive assistance and support, including:
Developing/Updating Administrative Plans outlining the process for activating and implementing the program.
Assist with Preliminary Damage Assessments to ascertain levels of damages to homes and help document for declaration purposes.
Conducting home inspections to verify losses and establish cost estimates for losses.
Operate Disaster Recovery Centers to take applications in person or via call-in numbers.
Tidal Basin, under a joint venture with Vanguard Emergency Management, has been awarded a contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for housing inspection services. FEMA will use Vanguard’s housing inspections to confirm damages to houses nationwide affected by a disaster to help the federal government determine the amount of federal aid granted to disaster survivors.
Tidal Basin provides program management and technical support related to the FEMA IA program, including but not limited to:
ASSESS & RESPONSE
Assessing and responding to immediate needs.
Providing technical assistance related to temporary housing, repair, replacement, and permanent housing construction.
Interview and data collection.
Support related to other-than-housing needs.
Disaster case management services.
Tidal Basin staff have experience managing the FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) Program at both the Regional and National level, and our firm currently manages a portion of the FEMA IA Program – Housing Inspections Services (HIS). Additionally, other Tidal Basin employees have managed and been a part of the FEMA IA Technical Assistance Contract (TAC) while serving in various roles within the IA Program. We also employ staff members who have subcontracted in the State of New York managing the State’s Housing Inspection Program.
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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.
Budget Director - Lee County, Florida
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
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.