FEMA and hazard mitigation

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It is easy to criticize the Federal Government for being a bloated inefficient leviathan but some agencies are actually very well run. FEMA for example. From the National Institute of Building Sciences:

Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report
The Institute's project team looked at the results of 23 years of federally funded mitigation grants provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and found mitigation funding can save the nation $6 in future disaster costs, for every $1 spent on hazard mitigation.

In addition, the project team looked at scenarios that focus on designing new buildings to exceed provisions of the 2015 model building codes. The 2017 Interim Report demonstrates that investing in hazard mitigation measures to exceed select requirements of the 2015 International Codes (I-Codes), the model building codes developed by the International Code Council (ICC), can save the nation $4 for every $1 spent.

Win/win - the full report can be downloaded from this page: Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report Download Form

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