New Congressional Deal Could Unlock More Money for Mitigation Projects Before Disasters Strike

The legislation gets mixed reviews, as funding provisions in it are weaker than they were in an earlier draft.

Building a Resilient City Is a Continual Process

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.

The Policy Trifecta Resilient Communities Are Built On

“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.

This 106-Year-Old Risk Makes the Case for a Subway in Portland

What will come first? A new river crossing Oregon's largest city needs or a massive earthquake?

Destroyed By ’93 Flood, This Village Likely Spared St. Louis a Major Disaster

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A major train derailment in Pittsburgh; Florida’s red-tide crisis … Boston’s new top cop … and the plan to carve a new city out of Baton Rouge.

Still Rebuilding After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Hopes to Spur Critical Infrastructure Investment

Officials have outlined an ambitious set of P3 projects supporting electrical and water resilience, as well as economic development.

Making Tulsa More Resilient Means Wrestling With the City’s Racist Past

Disparities persist long after the largest race-based massacre in U.S. history.

Flood Resilience Challenge Yields the South Bay ‘Sponge’

“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.”

Study Casts Doubt on Feasibility of Boston’s Proposed Flood Barrier

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Virginia on path to expand Medicaid ... another jail torture lawsuit in Utah … Georgia governor talks up Atlanta’s Amazon HQ2 bid.

When Rivers Come to 'Greet' a City

An Iowa mayor and a D.C. city official reflect on flooding and other "resiliency" issues affecting their towns.

Atlanta Gets Creative Financing Green Infrastructure

The city plans to undertake eight projects worth $12.9 million making its Westside more resilient to flooding.

FEMA Chief: 'The Key to Resiliency Is at the Local Level'

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long highlighted some of his agency's limits when it comes to preparing communities for natural disasters.

'Precipitation Whiplash' in California

Climate change will put the Golden State in a destructive cycle of floods and droughts.

Lawmakers Push for Program to Improve Urban Flood Hazard Maps

Bipartisan legislation would create a four-year pilot project within the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

41 States See Their Low-Income Residents Living in the Most Flood-Prone Areas

An effort to make the National Flood Insurance Program more affordable for them would necessite private-sector involvement, according to a new FEMA report.

In Houston, a Focus on Innovation to 'Build Back Better'

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.

2018 Hurricane Season Awaits Communities Still Recovering From 2017

Local officials have pushed for hazard mitigation funds as well as outstanding FEMA reimbursements.

HUD Awards Unprecedented $28 Billion of Disaster Recovery Grants

Of the total, about $16 billion is slated for mitigation projects geared toward preventing future damage.

Feds Invite State and Local Agencies to Take Part in Disaster Exercise

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's latest National Level Exercise will take place April 30 to May 11.