The Disaster Recovery Reform Act could provide more than $1 billion for FEMA's Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) fund during years of major disasters. NAMIC is now working to ensure states seize this opportunity and use this massive amount of new money to reduce disaster losses.
NAMIC is working with FEMA to create guidance for the submission of cost-effective, risk-reducing grant applications. In the states, NAMIC is working with lawmakers to adopt "Resiliency Week".
NAMIC has produced the following materials to help legislators and others raise public awareness of Resiliency Week in their state:
Social Media Post Recommendations
As part of a campaign aimed to build stronger communities in preparation for natural disasters, the [STATE NAME] Legislature has declared September [DATE] as #ResiliencyWeek
Recognizing #ResiliencyWeek is an important first step in raising awareness about the need to plan for future #disasters by implementing a #DisasterMitigation strategy before disasters strike.
Resilience means preparing for natural disasters before they happen. #ResiliencyWeek #DisasterMitigation
Preparing before a storm makes it less likely that you need to rebuild your home or business after the fact. #ResiliencyWeek #DisasterMitigation
#DYK since 1980, more than 250 natural disasters have cost the country more than $1 trillion. #ResiliencyWeek #DisasterMitigation
Building resiliently can have an enormous impact on whether a home can withstand even the most extreme natural disasters. #ResiliencyWeek #DisasterMitigation
The Disaster Recovery Reform Act, signed into federal law in 2018, will arm states and communities with new resources to mitigate against the risk of #flooding, wind damage, #wildfires, and other catastrophic events. #ResiliencyWeek #DisasterMitigation
Federal disaster preparation incentives, such as the Disaster Recovery Reform Act, help to lower #DisasterMitigation costs for taxpayers. #ResiliencyWeek
#DYK a study conducted by @CUSystem has shown that every dollar spent on mitigation can save as many as $11 in disaster losses. #ResiliencyWeek #DisasterMitigation
Building resiliently doesn't have to cost a lot; look for inexpensive ways to reinforce your home or business. Remember, a small investment now will mean less money spent later. #ResiliencyWeek #DisasterMitigation
Building resilient is not just about how we build homes, but where we build homes. It's important to be realistic about the risks incurred by building in areas that are prone to increasingly strong natural disasters. #ResiliencyWeek #DisasterMitigation