Meet Carlos Castillo, Tidal Basin’s New Chief Development Officer

What we’re talking about

Tidal Basin welcomes FEMA’s former Acting Deputy Administrator for Resilience as our new Chief Development Officer. Carlos will be overseeing the growth functions of the company and operations in the Caribbean.

Building codes must be updated to minimize the impacts from major disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes. The U.S. has made progress since historic storms like Hurricane Andrew in 1992.  But there remain some areas in the U.S. that still need to improve building codes to current standards.

There are opportunities for communities to increase resilience, one opportunity is with FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (#BRIC) Program providing funding opportunities available to communities. BRIC supports states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards. BRIC is a new FEMA pre-disaster hazard mitigation program that replaces the existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program.  #FEMA #mitigation