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Disaster Recovery Today® is offered free of charge as a public service by our team of experts. Within its pages is the knowledge gained from years of study and field experience that has made our Disaster Recovery Consulting division recognized specialists in FEMA’s Public Assistance program. We have assisted grantees and applicants with virtually all stages of recovery from planning to close-out, and are pleased to be able to share this expertise.

Disaster Recovery Today® is written from a position of advocacy for the applicant. Our team works exclusively on behalf of grantees and applicants, never for FEMA itself. This unique perspective allows us to “tell it like it is” without reservation, and provides you with valuable insights from a non-FEMA perspective.

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Issue #8001

State-Managed Disasters: An Interview with Arizona's Director of Emergency Management

With the current push to have states take a more active role in managing disaster response and recovery efforts, Tidal Basin saw value in interviewing the Director of Arizona's Emergency Management Division, Wendy Smith-Reeve.
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Issue #4021

Readying for Recovery: Strategies to Support Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning

In this issue of Disaster Recovery Today, Christina Crue, Tidal Basin's Senior Director of Preparedness and Mitigation, focuses on strategies to support whole-community pre-disaster recovery planning, as well as obstacles and best practices to plan for such recovery.
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Issue #4019

Proper Debris Management II

Tracking Public Assistance Policy Changes and Their Effect on Debris Removal
Disaster Recovery Today® (DRT) Issue 4012, Proper Debris Management — Key to Disaster Recovery and FEMA Assistance, provided valuable guidance in understanding and managing debris removal operations
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Issue #4018

Be Ready for the Next Disaster - and the Public Assistance Process!

Natural disasters have become so widespread in recent years that they can be second-page news.
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Issue #4017

Proper Benefit Cost Analysis Key in Mitigation Grant Application

FEMA's Hazard Grant Mitigation Program is a powerful tool to help communities that have experienced a major natural disaster implement measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of suffering similar devastation in the future. Mitigation measures encompass risks to people and property.
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Issue #4016

Supplemental Funding Sources in Community Recovery

Alternative funding approaches can make a significant difference between an optimum recovery from a disaster and a mediocre or deficient one.
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Issue #4015

Water Damage

Mold & Salt Water Inundation
Water. Nothing is more essential. Yet nothing can be more destructive. In this edition we look at two of the ways that happens.
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Issue #4014

Buildings and Equipment

Mastering One of the Most Complex Categories of Work
Our 15th edition focuses on a topic often-requested by our readers: Category E Projects – Buildings and Equipment.
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Issue #4013

Mitigation Measures

Sound Investments in Disaster Recovery
This edition of Disaster Recovery Today® explores the value of mitigation programs eligible for FEMA funding. Mitigation grant funds are enormously valuable resources for local jurisdictions. To access mitigation grant funding, a community needs to have an approved Mitigation Action Plan (MAP). . . .
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Issue #4012

Proper Debris Management

Key to Disaster Recovery and FEMA Assistance
In this issue, author Kevin Cahill addresses the importance of including debris removal in a well-designed disaster recovery plan and highlights some of the pervasive issues that arise during the debris-removal phase of a disaster.
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