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Final LOMC Files for NFIP Communities

When map revisions are concurred to by a community, the submittal is sent to FEMA for review. Prior to FEMA approval there are usually cycles of comments and revisions which do not always involve the community. Once approved, the final FEMA approved mapping and analyses can differ significantly from the community approved analyses and mapping that the community has on file. There is no requirement currently that the ...more »

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Mitigation Investment for the Nation

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Diversify / Expand NFIP to Supplement / Enhance PA/Mitigation

Thinking of the following challenges, 1) Based on disaster stats, PA accounts for almost half of the after-disaster investment with Federal monies the primary funding source. 2) Although issues with the NFIP are complicated, a basic and major challenge is the NFIP struggles to secure adequate funding to meet the actual risks. 3) Some states can no longer secure HMGP funds because they have successfully applied mitigation, ...more »

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Mitigation Investment for the Nation

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Diversify / Expand NFIP to Supplement / Enhance PA/Mitigation

Thinking of the following challenges, 1) Based on disaster stats, PA accounts for almost half of the after-disaster investment with Federal monies the primary funding source. 2) Although issues with the NFIP are complicated, a basic and major challenge is the NFIP struggles to secure adequate funding to meet the actual risks. 3) Some states can no longer secure HMGP funds because they have successfully applied mitigation, ...more »

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Simplifying Recovery and Reducing Disaster Costs

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Leverage Mobile Technology to Address Workforce Capacity Issues

Many of our programs require confirmation of property damages to qualify for assistance, which we usually do in-person to avoid fraud, waste, and abuse of federal resources. When we have back-to-back events, site access can be limited and the disaster workforce required to do these inspections or loss verifications can be stretched to capacity. As a result, disaster survivors and communities may have long wait times ...more »

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