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
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.
Tidal Basin has been a big part of our hurricane response team for the past 6 years providing excellent, professional service for the staff and residents of the City of Aventura. During this time, we experienced two major storm events and we utilized your debris monitoring and FEMA documentation services which both were very exceptional. We could not have weathered those events without you.
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.
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