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Grant of the Month: Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program

The Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program provides a rebate for the purchase and construction of tornado safe rooms for Ohio homeowners selected for the program. Homeowners that are selected for the program are eligible for a rebate of 75% of the cost to construct a safe room, up to a maximum of $4,875.

Funding for this Program was made available thru FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs. The Ohio Emergency... more »

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Spanish classes for caseworkers

The Agency should consider IN PERSON Spanish classes both for the bilingual staff as well as for those looking to learn. Often the vocabulary used in relation to disasters is not one commonly used in conversational Spanish. As guidance in Spanish is lacking, this would help maintain a high level of customer service and professionalism with Spanish-speaking disaster survivors. Also, beginner classes ought to be considered... more »

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Proposed JFO Re-alignment of FEMA Core Programs

There is no doubt that the changes implemented by the Incident Command System structure in JFOs around the country, have greatly increased FEMA’s emergency and immediate response capabilities.
However, in the eyes of many, the possible over emphasis on a strict ICS model has negatively affected the traditional grants programs by adding staff, expenses and have diluted communications with the Command and General Staff.... more »

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Using mutual of understading forms among major funding agencies

Using mutual of understading forms among major funding agencies for pre/post disasters mitigation. We propose to consolidating multi-agencies' funding for mitigation. The best and quick resolution is to setup examples in chosen state (for example, PA is a good state to start this process. Through 1-2 year success mitigation, we can introduce this experience to other states or write into law and policy. We can possible... more »

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Removable Wick

A portable, removable, and completely reusable wick, that has the ability to burn any body of wax , multiple times, giving the ability to have a light source in the event of an power outage from any form, by simply adding wax as needed. Wick can be burned where ever you need it, for as long as the wax last, there making it cost effective as well. This would be a added item to any and all disaster kits

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Fist of fire

Characteristics of invention
System innovation deals with all major fires.
Fires of high buildings, fires of petroleum and its derivatives.
Fire of private and public facilities
System of invention.
The system is used on a vertical windshield truck
The system uses an aircraft loader.
The system uses a fixed room at important sites.
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A system loaded on a truck carrying 30 tons of extinguishing materials,... more »

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Use The Complete Federal Encumbrance For Mitigation Awards

FEMA, as the lead agency for Major Disaster Declarations, occupies a unique position within recovering communities where multiple Federal entities have authority to provide financial assistance, through FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Awards from the Disaster Relief Fund. While other Federal Partners (USDA NRCS, FHWA, USACE, DOI, BLM, etc.) often have authority to assist in repair of damaged facilities, they do not have the... more »

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Hazus --> Common Install Issue --> Class Not Registered

The Class Not Registered error message will appear when Hazus Starts Up, notifying the user that there has been an incomplete install.

 

Please follow these steps located in the PDF to re-install Hazus.

 

Note: This message will also appear if Hazus is installed on a machine with ArcGIS 10.6. Hazus is only compatible with ArcGIS 10.5.1

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Grant of the Month: Upgrade of Road Drainage and Water Main

Examples of mitigation projects with HMA grants to be posted monthly to encourage communities to apply for HMA grants.

Project: Upgrade of Road Drainage and Water Main, Town of Brookfield, MA
2016 HMGP

The small town of Brookfield, MA received a $177,227 Hazard Mitigation Grant for the Highway and Water Departments to upgrade the drainage and water mains which service a low lying area of Mill St. The area was prone... more »

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Mitigation Minute - Please Subscribe

Recommend representatives from states, local communities, and tribes working to improve the lives of people in their community by mitigating hazards, to sign up for FEMA’s weekly “Mitigation Minute.” The “Mitigation Minute” is a weekly series provided by FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Division containing facts about grants and resources provided across the country to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and... more »

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