The legislation gets mixed reviews, as funding provisions in it are weaker than they were in an earlier draft.
In a place wracked by fires and floods, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers says that “we’re always educating ourselves on best practices” plus building up fiscal reserves to deal with the next disaster.
“To truly be a resilient community you can't just pay attention to one leg of the stool. You really have to look at all three,” according to Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss.
What will come first? A new river crossing Oregon's largest city needs or a massive earthquake?
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Officials have outlined an ambitious set of P3 projects supporting electrical and water resilience, as well as economic development.
Disparities persist long after the largest race-based massacre in U.S. history.
“One thing that was really evident: Even people who are following closely are not totally aware of the flood risks that we have in the [San Francisco] Bay Area.”
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An Iowa mayor and a D.C. city official reflect on flooding and other "resiliency" issues affecting their towns.
The city plans to undertake eight projects worth $12.9 million making its Westside more resilient to flooding.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long highlighted some of his agency's limits when it comes to preparing communities for natural disasters.
Climate change will put the Golden State in a destructive cycle of floods and droughts.
Bipartisan legislation would create a four-year pilot project within the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
An effort to make the National Flood Insurance Program more affordable for them would necessite private-sector involvement, according to a new FEMA report.
Hurricane Harvey focused the city's efforts to use technology, citizen engagement and lessons from around the world to steer its disaster response and address long-term needs.
Local officials have pushed for hazard mitigation funds as well as outstanding FEMA reimbursements.
Of the total, about $16 billion is slated for mitigation projects geared toward preventing future damage.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's latest National Level Exercise will take place April 30 to May 11.
You can’t always out-engineer the uncontrollable forces of water. But Walla Walla, Washington has—thus far—been pretty fortunate in its efforts to tame a local stream.
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