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.
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
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
Tidal Basin assigned a uniquely-qualified project management team with extensive, existing knowledge of our region to this initiative. Their knowledge and experience with developing products that close gaps and are responsive to stakeholder needs was evident throughout the project. Tidal Basin was effective at confirming the need/project scope at the outset of the project. The stakeholder working group sessions that were facilitated by Tidal Basin revealed a more nuanced planning need (a coordination tool instead of an operational response plan), and Tidal Basin quickly adapted to this shift in project scope. Despite this change, Tidal Basin was able to provide an end-product that exceeded our expectations. I found the team to be particularly responsive to communications (email/phone) and well-suited to elicit difficult/nebulous information from the planning stakeholders and translate that into a written product. Tidal Basin always exhibited great customer service throughout the project and I highly recommend Tidal Basin without reservation. In fact, I have used them multiple times!
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.
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.
- Chatham County, Georgia
- Ward County, North Dakota
- 1650-DR-NY Severe Storms and Flooding
- City of Little Rock, Arkansas
- City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Sabine-Neches Navigation District, Texas
- Greenville Utility Commission, North Carolina
- City of Batesville, Arkansas
- Town of Union, New York
- Mississippi State Port Authority, Mississippi
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